Volunteering at the Hospice

Our volunteers are so important to us. Without their commitment and generous donations of time, we simply couldn't do what we do.

The hospice is changing and we need more people like you, to help us to make a difference to the patients we look after. And with so many different roles available, there are many ways to get involved.

There's no minimum commitment so whether you can spare a few hours or commit to a regular day or evening, as part of our team, you’ll play a crucial part in keeping your local hospice going and supporting people with terminal illnesses.

Every year the hospice offers care and support through a wide range of services to local people with terminal illnesses - that might be a friend, neighbour or a member of your family.

It costs around £8 million per year to provide our essential services and your volunteering support to this cause is invaluable.

Our volunteers make a big difference to the quality of life that the people we serve are able to achieve. More than 500 people already give their time and expertise to help make our care truly exceptional.

Volunteering Roles

We have various volunteer roles available; if you have a skill and a desire to make a difference - we can find a way for you to help. It doesn’t matter how much time you have to give, whether it’s helping at one of our fundraising events a couple of times a year, supporting us in one of our shops at a weekend, volunteering as part of the telephone bereavement service in the evening or helping with the upkeep of our beautiful Hospice gardens, we can be flexible to meet your availability and interests.

Many people use volunteering as a route into paid employment, and as well as giving you training specific to your role, you could have access to additional opportunities across the Hospice as they become available to develop more skills and confidence.

Whatever your working or life experience, you will hugely benefit our patients, their families and carers by volunteering.

Volunteers help us provide all of the services that make hospice care truly special.

Get in touch

To find out more about volunteering please contact our Volunteers Department on 020 8320 5812 or volunteersdept@gbch.org.uk

polaroids of volunteers

"I love volunteering;
it's a privilege to meet such amazing people!"

Our Volunteers say...

I feel I can help to make coming to the Hospice more accessible, friendlier and a less daunting experience at a time when people are worried and need reassurance


I love volunteering for the Hospice in the garden because there is a calming and relaxing atmosphere, everyone is nice and the staff very supportive


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