Join our Volunteer Team

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

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

If you would like more general information about volunteering opportunities, please contact Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator, on 01905 763963 or email

Volunteer Vacancies

Take a look at our volunteer vacancies below. To apply for a position, please fill out the form below, stating which role you are interested in.

Volunteer Application Form

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    If under 18 see note below*
  • *Please note that if you are under the age of 18 years a parental consent form will need to be completed before your application can be processed

Volunteer in our 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: Stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing Visual merchandising Customer service assistants Till work Volunteer hours of work are usually 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm… Read more »

eBay Volunteers

St. Richard’s Hospice is looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others every day. We are currently seeking people to join us at our Warehouse in Leigh Sinton and support our busy Commercial department with selling donated items on eBay. Our Shops & Commercial department currently has a Warehouse in Leigh… Read more »

Volunteer Drivers Mates

Volunteer Drivers Mates St Richard’s Hospice Warehouse, Leigh Sinton, WR13 5ED St. Richard’s Hospice is looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others every day. We are currently seeking friendly people with good customer service skills to assist our team of Drivers and join us as Volunteer Drivers Mates. We have… Read more »

Book Volunteers

We are looking for new people to join the existing team of volunteers at our Warehouse in Leigh Sinton, to sort and prepare books for sale in our shops throughout Worcestershire. If you have time to give and have an interest and passion for books, we would love to hear from you. To find out more… Read more »

Collection Tin Counter

Our collection tins generate over £25,000 each year for the Hospice. The Fundraising department are looking for volunteers to help with the administration process after receiving these collection tins from the community. We have up to 30 tins to count each week and are looking for people to help individually or in pairs. Main Tasks:… Read more »

St. Richard’s Hospice Health and Beauty Volunteers

St. Richard’s Hospice is looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others every day. Patients that attend St. Richard’s, either by attending for the day at the Living Well Centre or being a patient on the In-Patient Unit, have access to many different therapies including Physio, Occupational and Complementary Therapies. We… Read more »

Complementary Therapist Volunteers

St. Richard’s Hospice is looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others every day. The Hospice’s Complementary Therapy team provides a large range of therapies including Indian Head massage, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, foot and hand massage, relaxation techniques and ‘M’ technique to in-patients, out-patients, day hospice, bereaved and carers and we… Read more »


Events and Collections The fundraising team are looking for volunteers to help with our events to ensure that are a success. Volunteer support is essential to the smooth running of our events and we would love to hear from anyone who can spare a few hours.   Promotional Activity We are looking for a volunteer… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.