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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
  • Support your mental health and wellbeing
  • Meet new people
  • Gain new skills and experiences
  • Use your skills for a good cause
  • Boost your CV
  • Flexible hours


Read our volunteering FAQs here.

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 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.

Scroll across for more detail on our volunteer roles


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

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People facing

Helping our staff provide an excellent service to patients, families, visitors, customers, supporters, clients or members of the public.

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Behind the scenes

Helping to keep the Hospice services running, from providing admin support to keeping the buildings and grounds maintained and creating tasty meals for patients and staff.

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Working alongside our fundraising team helping to prepare for and deliver events, plus support members of the public with their fundraising activities.

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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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Corporate Volunteering

Many companies offer Corporate Volunteering days where employees can take paid time off to volunteer.

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Explore our current volunteer vacancies

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Meet our volunteers

Read their stories

Our Volunteer Privacy Notice

Read it here