Application Process

How do I apply to become a registered volunteer?

You can download a Volunteer Application Form here or request an application pack from our Human Resources Department by e-mailing or calling  0191 374 6169.   Once we have received your completed application form, we will contact you to acknowledge receipt of this and request two references from your referees. We will also ask you to complete a monitoring information form and a health questionnaire.

Upon receipt of satisfactory references, we will invite you in for an informal chat and a look around the Hospice before you commit further to volunteering with us. For some volunteer roles, we will also require you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form.

Depending on individual circumstances, a health issue or a criminal record does not necessarily exclude you from volunteering.  Any disclosures will be treated as strictly confidential and kept securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.