Volunteering at St Leonard’s.

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.

There are 250 volunteers in the Hospice itself, and a further 430 helping in our shops and at fundraising events. Every single minute of time provided is appreciated, and every single minute makes a difference.

Could you help too?

Examples of some of the roles we have at the Hospice.

  • Administrative support
  • Bereavement support
  • Gardeners
  • Hospice biographers
  • Housekeeping assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Ward helpers

Fundraising event supporters.

Supporting us at fundraising events is one of the most flexible ways you can volunteer. It might mean helping at weekends, or during evenings – whatever fits around your life and schedule. Click here for information on the events you can support us at this year.

Retail roles

Volunteering in our shops or at our donation centre means working as part of a dedicated, hardworking team – a rewarding and varied experience. Don’t worry if you haven’t worked in a shop before, because all the training you need is provided. 

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. We could offer professional, project-based volunteering, tailored around your area of expertise.

Volunteer requirements.

As a St Leonard’s Hospice volunteer, you need to be:

  • Cheerful
  • Reliable
  • Sensible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Comfortable using IT or keen to learn
  • 18 or over to be a Hospice volunteer
  • 16 or over to be a fundraising or retail volunteer

Please note you should wait at least a year after bereavement before volunteering. 

Volunteering time is flexible. Some of our volunteers help 2-4 times a month, whereas others may wish to volunteer in college or university holiday periods, or at times to fit around their studies. 

For more information on Hospice-based volunteer vacancies call us on 01904 777 765 or email us using the button below.

Get in touch

For more information on fundraising event volunteer vacancies call us on 01904 777 777 or email us using the button below.

Get in touch

For more information on retail-based volunteer vacancies call us on 01904 788 777 or email us using the button below.

Get in touch