Who can volunteer?

It doesn’t matter what skills you have, how old you are or where you live, there is probably a role for you. We encourage people from all walks of life to join our team.

  • People who work part-time or who have spare time in the evening (we are open 24/7 every day of the year).
  • Retired people with skills to share (or a hunger for new ones).
  • Students looking for experience to put on their personal statements.
  • Busy mums and dads who have a few hours free during the week.
  • People who want to get back into employment (volunteering shouldn’t affect any benefits you claim).

Many of our volunteer roles are suitable for people over the age of 16.

However, as hospices can be emotional places and we handle sensitive data, volunteers must be over 18 to support us in our clinical areas.

If you are looking for a volunteering experience as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) for someone over the age of 14, please get in touch with the Voluntary Services Team on 01253 952576.

We rely on volunteers from 9am-9pm, seven days a week. Volunteering for us is very flexible; whether you have a few hours spare during the day or evening, weekday or weekend.

Most of our roles ask you to give between two and four hours each week, but if that’s not possible you could volunteer on an ad-hoc basis.

We believe no one should be out of pocket by giving their time and we want to ensure that there are no barriers to volunteering here. If expenses are likely to be a barrier to your volunteering, we’d be happy to discuss ways we might be able to support you. This can, on occasion, involve reimbursement of expenses such as bus fares and petrol, dependant on your role. We also host regular appreciation events where we can say a big thank you to our volunteers for everything they do.

We have a comprehensive induction programme for all new starters, making our volunteers feel right at home. We offer on-the-job training tailored to each role.

There are numerous different types of volunteer here at Trinity, so there is something for everyone. Visit our latest vacancies page to find out more information about each one.

Academic placements are allocated through our learning and research team.

You can find out more, here

Simply apply online!

Check out our current volunteer opportunities here and follow the link to apply. 

If you would prefer to speak to a member of the Voluntary Services Team about a role or opportunity, please call 01253 952575 or email volunteering@trinityhospice.co.uk

When we have your application form we will call you to arrange a visit to the hospice for an informal chat about the role. If you want to volunteer in one of our shops, we will arrange for you to pop in there and meet the Manager.

In the meantime we will contact your provided referees. We may require some further paperwork, such as DBS clearance, dependant on the role you have applied for.

Once we have received the relevant clearance for your role you will be ready to join our team!