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?
We are taking the opportunity to review our services as we gradually ease out of lockdown. At this point we are not actively recruiting into volunteer roles at the Hospice but we will advertise roles on here as soon as this changes.
Examples of some of the roles we have at the Hospice.
- Bereavement support
- Admin support
Fundraising volunteering is one of the most flexible ways you can volunteer, because you can help on a regular basis, or at one off events. It might mean helping at weekends, or during evenings – whatever fits around your life and schedule.
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. We’ve seen everyone from 14 year olds completing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards through to a 92 year old manning the tills.
As a St Leonard’s Hospice volunteer, you need to be:
- Willing 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.
To get the most out of volunteering, ideally we ask you to help 2-4 times a month for at least several months. If you are unable to volunteer on the same day each week, that’s no problem – we can ask you to fill in when others are away.