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Volunteers join us for a variety of reasons such as giving back to the community and supporting the area where they live or to develop skills to help gain paid employment.

Whatever the reason we are always delighted to welcome new volunteers to the team and take care to explain to new recruits just how important their contribution is. Each person who volunteers for the Hospice helps us to make every day count for the individuals and families we care for. No matter what area of the Hospice they volunteer in, they help us to create the precious moments that are treasured forever or to provide comfort for someone who is bereaved.

Register your interest to volunteer

    Which area might you be interested in?


    We have a number of volunteers who give their time as and when they can, where others support us regularly each week. Many people don’t realise the impact that just a few hours can have, it really makes such a huge difference to us. We really can be as flexible with your time as needed. We welcome applications from prospective volunteers aged 16 years or over to help in our clinical areas and 13 years or over in our charity shops meaning younger people can gain valuable experience too.

    The most enjoyable part of volunteering at the Hospice is being part of a team and meeting new people. I enjoy helping to maintain the gardens, sharing my knowledge and experience, and learning from others.

    Gerry, Gardening Volunteer

    We are proud to have a fantastic team of volunteers who make the Hospice the special place that it is, but as we grow we need additional volunteer support to help us continue to make a difference to the people who use our services. If you can give your time to help make a real difference to the lives of our patients, their carers and families, we would like to hear from you.

    Contact us

    You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 0191 374 6169 or email

    Meet our volunteers

    Hear from some of our current volunteers about why they share their time with us and what it means to them.

    Read Volunteer Stories