We could not provide the level of care we do without the help of more than 1000 hospice volunteers across all of our services.

Our volunteers take on a huge variety of important and rewarding roles throughout our charity.

As the need for our services continues to grow we are always grateful for new volunteers.

Hospice volunteer work is an extremely rewarding experience where you can learn new skills and meet lots of like-minded people.  You’ll be directly helping people from your local community at the time they need it most. You can also gain valuable work experience and volunteering always looks great on a CV.

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Hospice Volunteer Work

Volunteering in the Hospice or Living Well Services

There is  a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in our Hospice building and Living Well Centre next door. Here are some examples:

  • Administrative Support
    Working with clinicians and support services on computer work, money counting, photocopying, preparing materials and much more.
  • Class Assistant
    Help in one of our many classes in the Living Well Services. Classes range from Yoga to Table Top Gardening to Harp Playing.
  • Bereavement Team
    Support local people through a bereavement. This role requires specialist training.
  • Catering Support
    Help to serve customers in one of our coffee shops or deliver meals to our patients on the ward.
  • Complementary Therapists
    If you are a qualified therapist that would like to offer your services to our patients, we would love to hear from you.
  • Duty Drivers
    Our Drivers allow us to help more people by running errands for the Hospice such as collecting prescriptions or transporting patients to the Hospice or Living Well Centre
  • Floral Team/Gardeners
    Transform floral donations into arrangements for patients and their families to enjoy. Help keep our 3.5 acres of gardens looking pristine under the guidance of a professional gardener.
  • Hospice Companions
    Support patients in their own home by offering any time you can spare to keep them company or help with odd jobs. Specialist training is provided.
  • Meet and Greet
    Offering a warm and friendly welcome to visitors of our Hospice and Living Well Services, making sure that they can access the service or information they are looking for.
  • PAT Pets and Owners
    Volunteers who have training under Pets As Therapy (PAT) with their animal, e.g. dog, cat or rabbit can visit our Patients to offer companionship
  • Receptionists/Telephonists
    Our receptions and telephone room are run entirely by volunteers, who help people find where they are going or who they need to speak to.
  • Spiritual Care
    Help our Spiritual Care Chaplain to provide spiritual and religious/non-religious support for patients and their families.
  • Veterans Companions
    Tasks can include having a cup of tea or coffee and a chat, visiting them in their home, or meeting them in the local pub! Offer company, support and a listening ear to help combat loneliness and social isolation.

If you’d like to volunteer in our Hospice or Living Well Services please fill out the details below and we will be in touch.


Charity Shop Volunteer for Rowans Retail

We currently have 17 retail shops across our area of care. This includes 1 craft shop and 3 furniture shops. We also have a donations warehouse in Farlington where we process our stock.

If you’d like to help as a charity shop volunteer, these are some of the roles you can choose from:

  • Shop Assistant
    Help with day to day running of one of our shops. Operate the till, receive, sort and prepare donated goods and help our customers find what they need.
  • Stock Processing
    Sorting through donated pre-loved goods at our warehouse in Farlington
  • Warehouse Porter
    Move goods around the warehouse at Farlington and into and out of our Retail delivery vans. Accompany our Drivers to collections and deliveries.
  • On-line Retail Volunteer
    Listing special goods on the internet and on our Ebay shop.  The role involves photography, listing goods and packaging items for delivery.

If you’d like to volunteer in our Retail team, please fill out the details below and we will be in touch.


Event Volunteers

We need a large team of hospice volunteers at all of our events to help them run smoothly. This can be marshalling, helping to register those taking part, handing out medals and lots more. We have many events taking place throughout the year. To see all of our upcoming events head over to our events page.

If you’d like to volunteer at one of our Events please fill out the details below.

Expression of interest form

25 years volunteering at “The Magic Shop”

“The shop may have changed but people don’t. I have enjoyed working as a volunteer and hope to continue for a few more years yet. I would certainly recommend to anyone thinking about it to give it a try.”

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