Volunteering with us.

We couldn’t carry out the important work we do without a committed and talented team of volunteers – people of all ages, and from all walks of life who help us care, support and raise funds.


Volunteers are a much valued part of our Hospice team, providing support across a wide variety of departments. Some help support patients and families, including bereavement support, some help in administrative roles while others keep the Hospice gardens looking wonderful!


There are so many reasons why you might love volunteering at St Leonard’s.  You can:

  • Have the feeling you have made a difference
  • Meet new people
  • Gain new skills and experiences
  • Use your skills for a good cause
  • Boost your CV
  • Flexible hours


Explore our current volunteer vacancies

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Meet our team

Our dedicated volunteer services team will be your first port of call as a volunteer, as they support you through the application and induction process. Meet Jamie, Volunteer Services  Apprentice, Lara, Volunteer Services Manager, and Jenny and Claire, our Volunteer Services Administrators.

“We have a range of roles to suit everybody, from patient-facing to admin-based, or in the community. Whether you’re doing your Duke of Edinburgh, need to volunteer as part of your university course or just want to do something worthwhile with your time – there’s a role for you!” Lara.

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Patient facing

Helping our nursing and family support teams provide personal care to our patients and families.

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Administrative support

Giving that warm St Leonard’s welcome on reception or providing much-needed support in our offices.

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Behind the scenes

Helping make tasty meals for our patients, families and team, creating a clean and safe Hospice environment or keeping our beautiful  gardens in bloom all year round.


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Helping collect, manage and sell our pre-loved goods.



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Working alongside our fundraising team helping to prepare for events, greeting members of the public and answering enquiries

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Other professional opportunities

If you are a professional with a particular skill set and think the Hospice could benefit from your experience, we are keen to hear from you if you are interested in project-based volunteering tailored to your area of expertise.

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Meet our volunteers

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