Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. In fact, over 40 years ago the Hospice was founded by a small group of volunteers. Today, more than 1,200 people give their time so we can continue to offer free care to people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

Why volunteer for us?

Everyone is motivated by different reasons for wanting to volunteer:

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Using your skills for a good cause
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Boosting your CV
  • Being part of a team

We do everything we can to make the experience as rewarding as possible:

  • Full training provided
  • Regular supervision
  • Flexible hours
  • Out of pocket expenses paid
Volunteer in a shop

Volunteer in a shop

More than 700 people volunteer for us in our 27 shops. Their efforts make a huge difference – our shops provide us with over 10% of our income. There are…

Volunteer at the Hospice

Volunteer at the Hospice

Most of our 340 Hospice volunteers directly support patients, carers or families. Have a look at our current volunteer vacancies  

Read Lynda's story

Read Lynda's story

I’ve had two experiences of Dorothy House. My first was three and half years ago – and the feeling my husband, Derek, and I had at the time was that Dorothy House was like a blanket around us. The initial contact was wonderful – they had time to spend with us...