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 28 shops and resorting centre. Their efforts make a huge difference – our shops provide us with over 10% of our…

Volunteer at the Hospice or Outreach Centres

Volunteer at the Hospice or Outreach Centres

Most of our 340 hospice and outreach volunteers directly support patients, carers or families. They work at our main hospice site in Winsley near Bradford on Avon, at our Outreach…

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...