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Together, we can make a difference

We have a loyal team of over 700 volunteers who support us across the whole organisation. From a few hours a week to a few days a week, your support helps us continue to care for local families in need of vital end of life care in our community.

Our valued team of volunteers have been involved for with the Hospice for the last 30 years, and we hope with future support from people like you, we can be here for our community for another 30 years. Volunteers are vital to the success of our organisation and come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those over the age of 16.

“If you’re thinking of volunteering for the Hospice then I can tell you the rewards are huge. Not only was I able to give something back to the community but I have also met some lovely people along the way; clients, staff and volunteers.”

Why volunteer?

38% of the UK population volunteer at least once a year, with 22% volunteering at least once a month. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.

Five reasons volunteering is good for your health:

1. It connects you to others and builds lasting friendships

2. It improves self-esteem and develops good mental health

3. It keeps you active, improving physical health

4. It can advance your career

5. It exposes you to new experiences, a lot of fun and fulfilment.


“Our strap line as a Hospice is 'Started by the Community, Serving the Community, Sustained by the Community' and none more so is that the case in our volunteering team. From one hour per week to a few hours a day, our team of over 700 volunteers make a huge difference and save us over £500,000 a year in staffing costs which we wouldn't be able to sustain."


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