Volunteering with us can be life changing. For you and for our patients.

Volunteering is good for you – and for us

Our staff, our patients and our community all benefit from the support of our fantastic volunteers. But what do you get out of it? Firstly, all our volunteers find the experience extremely rewarding. They meet some amazing people and get a real buzz knowing they’re making a big difference. But there are lots of other reasons too.

  • You’ll learn new skills which could help you in your role and in everyday life.
  • We’ll give you full training and support in your role.
  • You’ll be a much valued part of our team – and have a say in how we’re run.
  • You’ll hear about career opportunities within Princess Alice Hospice.
  • You’ll have fun and make new friends!
  • You’ll gain practical work experience, to help land your first job or a place at university.

Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June every year

We’ve had to pause the amazing work of our volunteers due to the current situation, which means we are unable to thank them in person at the moment. However, we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate and remember all the wonderful ways that they support our vital work: at the Hospice itself, as Trustees, committee members or hospice ambassadors, volunteering in our shops, and supporting our events in the community.

So, to all of our brilliant volunteers who lend their time, compassion, skills, expertise and care – THANK YOU.

What could I do?

Do you like meeting people? Are you a good listener? Maybe you’re a fantastic organiser or someone who loves to get stuck into admin? We’ve got volunteering opportunities for everyone. Here are just a few ways you can help.

Volunteer in our shops

A really enjoyable way to meet people, you could learn a new skill and raise vital cash for us.

Volunteer in the community

Supporting a patient or carer in you local area with emotional and practical support.

Volunteer at the hospice

Working with patients on our In-patient Unit or helping out with admin in the office, you’ll be giving us vital extra support.

Volunteer at events

If you can cheer loudly, hold a bucket or hand out leaflets, you can join in the fun and help raise much-needed funds.

Become a Committee Member or Trustee

Play an essential role in the success of our charity, using your skills and experience to help set our strategic direction and ensuring the good governance of the organisation.

Become a hospice ambassador

You can be our voice in the community, speaking about our work and encouraging people to support us.


If you have some free time and want to put it to good use, why not get in touch? Find out more about our volunteering roles by giving our team a call  on 01372 461856 or register your interest below.

You may also like to come to one of our ‘Introduction to Volunteering’ sessions, where you can meet the volunteer team and find out more about volunteering opportunities. These events last approximately 1 hour and are held at the Hospice. The next sessions are;

Due to COVID-19 these sessions have been put on hold for now. Keep checking back here for further updates.