Hospice volunteers needed
We have a dedicated team of over 260 generous volunteers helping our patients, their relatives and our staff in the hospice. Many more volunteers take an active role in our charity shops, fundraising department and in the wider community.
We currently have vacancies for the following volunteer roles:
These volunteers are qualified chiropodists who help maintain good foot health for inpatients and those attending our day centre by providing chiropody services to improve their comfort and mobility.
These volunteers help with a variety of tasks such as data cleansing, letter writing and helping our Events Manager.
Cheer Station Volunteers:
These volunteers help at 'Cheer Stations' supporting our entrants in challenge events such as:
- London Marathon (April)
- Prudential RideLondon - Surrey Cycle (July)
- Royal Parks Half Marathon (October)
Community Relationship Volunteers:
These volunteers organise and manage our annual Sunflower Bucket Collections between late April and early September; contact local schools and businesses to arrange for them to host 'Marvin' our money spinner and organise speaker volunteers to deliver talks to community groups.
These volunteers help to represent the hospice by attending cheque presentations; delivering talks to community groups such as schools and churches and attending third party or supporter group events.
These volunteers organise and manage our Easter and Christmas Hamper Appeals. This role involves researching and contacting new locations; organising contents, wrapping and delivery of hampers; arranging collection and banking of funds raised.
These volunteers provide communications support to our hospice and fundraising teams by writing press releases, social media posts and newsletter articles; liaising with local newspapers and liaising with all hospice staff to gain suitable content, photos and permission.
Volunteer Services Dept. Administrators:
These volunteers help with the processing of volunteer applications, general admin and filing. Computer skills desirable e.g. Word, Excel.
Charity Shop Volunteers:
Please enquire either by telephone or in person to the shop in which you wish to work. A list of all our shops and their respective contact details can be found on the Fundraising page.
These volunteers are needed to prepare stock for distribution to the shop outlets as per requirement. Preparation may involve sifting through donated goods in bags or boxes; steaming/placing clothing on hangers or in bags; boxing books, bric- a- brac, wool, audio and electrical goods.
These volunteers prepare donated items identified for selling via this medium. This role may involve researching the price to sell at, ascertaining how much the post/packaging would be, taking photographs of the items and packaging the items appropriately in preparation for posting.
These volunteers are responsible for the care and comfort of patients on their journeys to and from our day centre and/or outpatient appointments using either their own car or the hospice minibus.
These volunteers ensure efficient use of donations by delivering stock between shops and the warehouse; pick up bulk donations from customers and deliver larger items to customers.
These volunteers create and develop attractive flower arrangements within the hospice for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.
These volunteers are needed on an ad hoc basis to carry out general garden maintenance, pot plants at certain times of the year and keep the garden areas hydrated.
These volunteers visit patients in their own homes, offering a few hours of their time each week to act as a good neighbour would. They share interests, are a non judgemental listening ear, provide practical support that can make all the difference and enable carers to have a break.
Some examples of other roles currently undertaken by our volunteers are:
- Hospice Neighbours
- Complementary Therapists
- Café Helpers
- Flower Arrangers
- Various Administrators
- Charity Shop Helpers …. and many more!