Join our Volunteer Team

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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:



Fundraising Admin Volunteer Support Do you have computer and customer service skills and some time to spare? The fundraising department is looking for volunteers with some administration and customer service skills.  Money-handling experience will also be beneficial. You will need to be confident with computer packages such as Microsoft Excel and Word and happy to… 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 household duties Walking… Read more »


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 in our In-patient Unit each… Read more »

Family Support

Volunteer and Student Counsellor Opportunities We currently have opportunities available at St Richard’s Hospice for qualified 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… Read more »


Fundraising Admin Volunteer Support Corporate Volunteer Events and Collections Promotional Activity Store Collections Strensham Roadchef Tin Collectors

Shops and Warehouse

We have 17 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 of our shops… 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 Therapists… Read more »