St Richard's depends on volunteers in almost all of its work to fulfil its goal of providing free care to patients and support to their families.
- We are flexible and happy for people to volunteer on a regular or occasional basis
- We have many different roles (see Join our volunteer team) reflecting volunteers' individual skills, interests and availability.
- The Hospice is open 365 days a year, with volunteers helping at some time each day or week.
If you would like to apply for any of the current volunteer vacancies listed please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01905 763963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the enquiry form.
Click here for our online volunteer enquiry form
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following departments:
We have volunteering opportunities available at St. Richard's Hospice for counselling students who are looking for voluntary placements and for qualified counsellors who are trained to at least level 5.
Student Placement (Voluntary) we are offering placements for students who are currently studying on a recognised course for a counselling qualification.
Qualified Counsellors (Voluntary) We are looking for qualified counsellors who are trained to at least level 5 and are BACP accredited or equivalent or working towards this qualification, which will need to be evidenced. You will need to have sufficient time available to see a minimum of 2 clients for one-to-one counselling sessions per week. Experience of working with bereaved clients is preferable but not essential as training can be provided.
Due to the specialist nature of this client work, the recruitment of students and counsellors will be a carefully assessed process.
If you are interested in either of the above roles, please contact Kirstie Smith on KSmith@strichards.org.uk or 01905 763963 ext. 2105.
Qualified Complementary Therapists
We are looking for volunteers who are qualified in the following complementary therapies – Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Relaxation and Visualisation techniques.
Volunteer Complementary Therapists need to be members of their appropriate professional body, be fully insured and have 3 to 5 years practical experience.
We ask that our volunteers commit to work at least one session fortnightly. Sessions are roughly broken down as follows: 9.30 – 1.30 / 1.30 – 5.30 / or an evening.
Due to the specialist nature of this work, you will be required to submit to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
St Richard’s Hospice Community Volunteers is a scheme being launched to help those who have life threatening illnesses and who want to remain at home. It will provide practical help and in turn allow them to spend quality time with their friends and family. If you are interested in this new volunteering role please complete the on-line application form or if you would like to know more contact Community Volunteers Scheme Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email: CommunityVolunteers@strichards.org.uk . Read More
Drivers. We are currently in need of additional car drivers and minibus drivers to transport patients to and from the Day Hospice.
Minibus Escorts. There is an urgent need for people to accompany the minibus drivers to bring in patients for the Day Hospice. What is required is to assist them to the minibus; help them settle in the bus; help them during the journey if required and to assist with them into the Hospice. While a regular commitment would be best, being able to provide occasional help would also be very valuable. Why not accompany a minibus to help make up your mind?
We are looking for volunteers to work in the laundry at the Hospice.
We have a need for more help at the Warehouse. Areas of work include:
Admin – reception, Ebay, cleaning, Gift Aid
Sorting donations – clothing, books, bric-brac, paintings, toys.
Selection of goods for shops.
If you can help please contact:
Warehouse and Distribution Manager
St. Richard’s Hospice Warehouse
Tel: 01886 833743
There is a need for additional help in all the St Richard's charity shops .
AM/ PM - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday - PM - Thursday and Sunday.
There are also vacancies throughout the week driving the van to pick up deliveries
AM/ PM - Sundays
PM - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Volunteers are always needed to help with the sorting, pricing and display of over six thousand books.
AM/PM - throughout the week.
Volunteers are needed to assist with all aspects of the shop.
If you can help or would like to know more please visit our shops and speak to the shop managers direct.
We are always looking for volunteers to help at our events and collections. Can you lend a hand for an hour or two? Please click here to find our latest venues, dates and times where we would welcome your help. Please contact Sarah Patrick in the Fundraising Department on 01905 763963 or email email@example.com