Join our Volunteer Team

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You can make a difference as a St Richard’s volunteer.

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 looking for volunteers to join us wherever they are able to. We are flexible and happy for people to volunteer on a regular or occasional basis. We have many different volunteer roles reflecting volunteers’ individual skills, interests and availability.

The first step

You could be part of our team. You could join around 1,000 existing volunteers who help in many areas of the hospice and without whom we could not provide our care.

day hospice patient and volunteerIf you would like more general information about volunteering opportunities or to apply to become a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Service Department by phoning 01905 763963 or emailing or Click here for our online application form

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following departments:


Singing Group Lead

  Are you passionate about music and willing to lead a group of singers made up of our patients, their loved ones and carers? We are looking for a volunteer to set up this new therapeutic vocal group and bring people together to sing in a warm and friendly environment. Singing is known to have… Read more »

Community Volunteering

St Richard’s Hospice Community Volunteers offer practical help at home for patients and carers who are supported by the hospice. The volunteers are supervised and trained to offer a range of support to complement the care provided by hospice staff. Practical Support includes: – Keeping patients company at home – Help with shopping – Light… Read more »

Facilities (No current vacancies)

There are no current vacancies. Volunteer Hospitality Assistants Hospice care is based on a holistic individualised approach. We view catering as being of significant importance to patient’s wellbeing and are therefore introducing a new lunchtime service for our in patients. As part of the catering team, your role is to discuss meal choices with patients… Read more »

Family Support (No current vacancies)

There are currently no vacancies. Volunteer and Student Counsellors  St Richard’s Hospice can offer placements for counsellors and students working towards a counselling qualification who are considering working with clients in a palliative care setting. Student Placements and Work Based Learning We are able to offer placements for students currently studying on a recognised course for… Read more »


– Corporate Volunteer – Events and Collections – Promotional Activity – Store Collections – Strensham Roadchef – Tin Collectors WR2 area: We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us with delivering and picking up collection tins in the Worcester WR2 area on an adhoc basis. Please contact Clare Brown on 01905 763963 for more information.

Shops and Warehouse

We have 19 shops throughout Worcestershire and a Warehouse in Leigh Sinton which are always looking for volunteers. There are many different roles within our shops which include: – Sorters for clothing, books, media, bric a brac etc – Visual Merchandiser’s – Customer service – Till work If you are interested in a role within one… Read more »

Supporting Patients

Volunteers can help with our aim to provide care that is unique to each individual – whatever his or her physical, emotional or spiritual needs. Volunteers help in a number of our services including supporting patients in the community, the In-patient Unit and Day Hospice. Our current vacancies in this department are: – Qualified Complementary… Read more »