Volunteer Opportunities

How can you get involved?

Volunteers fill positions throughout every department in the hospice, and are a vital asset in enabling us to continue to provide our services to the community.  Last year 90,000 volunteer hours were given to the hospice - we couldn't do it with our valuable volunteer base.
Volunteer roles for the Hospice are varied and include: 
  • Hospitality roles in our In-Patient Unit and Day Services Centre
  • Patient and family support services e.g. counselling
  • ‘hands on’ care working alongside the nursing team
  • Administrative duties
  • Maintenance, gardening and flower arranging
  • Using your expertise within our complementary therapy department
  • Welcoming patients and visitors at reception
  • Receiving, sorting and preparing donated goods at our Distribution Centre
  • Being the face of the hospice and serving in the Hospice shops
  • Fundraising or supporting at fundraising events

Urgently Seeking

Shop Volunteers 

We are looking for committed shop volunteers for our stores, especially in the Stevenage area. To represent the public face of the Hospice. To assist with providing a welcoming and attractive shop environment.  To be well informed in order to assist customers and answer queries.  To work flexibly as part of a team.

For full details of role click here

Volunteer Counsellors (Trained/Experienced)

We have opportunities for trained counsellors to join our volunteer counselling team. You will see 3-4 clients per week and be working mostly with bereavement and loss. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available. Travel expenses are paid. Induction, CPD and fortnightly clinical supervision will be provided. You need to be a member of the BACP and have your own insurance.

Please email or telephone Jo Ansell for more details:
Tel: 01462 679 540

For full details of role click here

Volunteer Counsellors to work with Children

We have vacancies for qualified counsellors to offer support to children and young people. Successful candidates will ideally hold a Level 4 Counselling qualification, be a member of the BACP and ideally have experience of working with children aged 4 – 18. This experience could be gained through counselling children and young people, or through a background in a caring profession such as nursing, teaching, social work or similar.

Please email or telephone Tracey Swinburne for more details:
Tel: 01462 679 540

For full details of role click here

Complementary Therapist Volunteers

We are currently looking for qualified and insured complementary therapists in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Holistic Facial and Reiki, ideally in at least two or more of the therapies to work across the hospice: Day Services, In Patient Unit and Group Settings.

Please email or telephone Claire Staddon for more details:
Tel: 01462 679 540

For full details of role click here

Distribution Centre Volunteers 

We are looking for committed volunteers for our distribution centre in Letchworth. There are many roles including book scanning, sorting and hanging clothing, bric-a-brac processing and helping on the vans. Please contact Naomi Collins on 07377874925 for a chat about the various opportunities available.

To Download The Distribution centre volunteer enquiry form, Click Here


So if you feel that you have some time to spare and want to help by working as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team, then please contact the Voluntary Services Department on 01462 679540