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).

Hospices can be emotional places, and we handle sensitive data. All volunteers working directly with patients must be over 18. The minimum age to volunteer at fundraising events is also 18, but in our charity shops it is 16, unless you are doing Duke of Edinburgh award, when you can join us at 15.

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, week day 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 want to ensure that there are no barriers to volunteering here. We believe no one should be out of pocket by giving their time and are always happy to reimburse expenses such as bus fares and petrol. 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 30 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.

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We are very supportive of young people interested in pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, health and social care looking for work experience placements (beyond GCSE).

Students should submit a placement request in writing, saying what they hope to gain from the opportunity, with evidence of support from both their place of study and a parent (or adult with parental responsibility). They must provide a character reference in which there must be a specific comment on their level of emotional maturity.

Simply apply online. If you would prefer to receive a volunteering pack in the post, please give us a call on 01253 359374 or email volunteering@trinityhospice.co.uk

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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.

Following this we will ask you to complete a DBS application form. Clearance at Enhanced level is required for all volunteers working within the Hospice.

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

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