Whether you can offer a few hours, a regular half day or would be interested in supporting a short term project, there are many ways for you to give your time, skills and energy. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in the Hospice itself and throughout our care area of Surrey, South West London and Middlesex. If you don’t see any current opportunities below that you are interested in, or you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Introduction to Volunteering - Event

Thursday 4 April 10.30am
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Are you thinking about volunteering, but can’t decide which role is best for you?

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. Do you have time to spare? Then you could volunteer with us. Whether you can volunteer for a couple of days each week, month or year we have a role to suit you. We need people with a wide variety of skills and experience and embrace diversity, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our volunteers.

Our ‘Introduction to Volunteering’ sessions run regularly, for approximately one hour, and provide the opportunity for you to meet the volunteer team and find out more about volunteering opportunities.

Upcoming sessions:
Thursday 4 April 2024                         10.30am
Thursday 16 May 2024                             6pm
Friday 7th June 2024                           10.30am

Please email volunteering@pah.org.uk to reserve your place or call 01372 461856.

Talk The Walk Volunteer

Saturday 23 March 2024, 9.00am - 2.30pm
Esher Rugby Club KT12 3PF

Men’s grief is no less intense than women’s, but research shows it often goes unseen, unspoken about or misinterpreted, which can result in men not receiving the care and compassion they need. Events such as Talk the Walk are vital for raising awareness that everyone deserves the support they need when going through bereavement. Our annual Talk the Walk event, enables everyone to come together to open up and take on the challenge. This will ensure that our compassionate care can continue to reach more of those who need it, including men of all ages – whether they are ill, bereaved, or caring for a loved one.

Get ready for a fun-filled day on Saturday 23rd March, from 9am until 2.30pm! The route starts and finishes at Esher Rugby Club, and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help marshal, support and cheer on our supporters. 

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Compassionate Neighbour

1-2 hours a week
Community based, within care area of Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Be the difference on your doorstep.
Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship, support and listening ear to people living in their local community, sometimes with serious, long-term or terminal illness who often struggle with loneliness.

By popping round for a cup of tea or a friendly chat once a week you can make a world of difference. You will be a good listener, kind and have a genuine interest in other people.

As a Compassionate Neighbour Volunteer you’ll not only gain new skills, confidence, and social networks; you’ll be making a difference in your local community.

Full training and support is provided. Training for our next intake will be held at the Hospice on the following dates:
Saturday 16 March & Saturday 23 March 2024, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

If you are unable to attend the above dates, please note that we have a training session planned for May as well:
Wednesday 15 May & Friday 17 May 2024, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Shop Volunteer

Flexible
Local Princess Alice Hospice Shop

Our Shop Volunteers are an important part of the work we do at Princess Alice Hospice. On over 40 high streets, they help our shops turn takings directly into outstanding care.

Volunteering in one of our shops not only makes a difference to those we care for, it will make a difference to your life too. In our vibrant, sociable shops you will find new friends, colleagues, whilst gaining a wealth of valuable experience and also bagging a bargain for yourself!

If you’re comfortable interacting with the public, enjoy working as part of a team, and have an eye for tidiness and detail, we’d love to hear from you.

Full training and guidance will be provided to support you with your volunteering journey at Princess Alice Hospice.

Find your local shop here

For further details on how you can get involved, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or volunteering@pah.org.uk

Events Assistant Volunteer

Flexible

As an Events Assistant volunteer you will provide support at our events taking place throughout the year. These range from sporting events, summer fetes, bridge drives, open gardens, luncheons etc. The role is varied and encompasses a number of different duties depending on the event; from car park marshalling at our busier events, to help setting up and manning a stall at our fete.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Community Fundraiser Volunteer

3-5 hours per month
In your local area with monthly trips to the Hospice

As a Community Fundraiser Volunteer, you will commit to a few hours a month in your local area to assist with our tin collection. This will involve visiting various shops, pubs and cafes on your local high street to collect the full tins and replace them with new ones at least every 3 months. You can also get involved in various fundraising events or help distribute posters and leaflets to your local Princess Alice Hospice Shops. Your role will be crucial in supporting our fundraising team.

We are particularly interested to hear from potential volunteers who can cover one of these areas: Addlestone, Ashtead, Banstead, Barnes, Brentford, Chertsey, Chessington, Cobham, Dorking, East/West Horsley, Effingham, Epsom, Hampton Court, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Shepperton, Sunbury, Sutton, Tadworth, Teddington, Twickenham and Worcester Park

By volunteering as a Community Fundraiser Volunteer, you’ll not only gain new skills, knowledge, and social networks; you’ll be making a difference in your local community.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Bereavement Service Group Supervisor

2 hours once a month
Esher, Surrey

The families of anyone who was cared for by Princess Alice Hospice are offered 1-2-1-bereavement support, provided by Bereavement Support Volunteers. The support is provided by volunteers, some of whom may have counselling qualifications, but all will have completed an in-house training course which includes bereavement theories and basic person-centred counselling skills.

As a Bereavement Service Group Supervisor Volunteer, you will be facilitating monthly Group Supervision sessions. You’ll develop a trusting relationship and provide Bereavement Support Volunteers with a regular opportunity for in-depth reflection in a confidential and supportive environment.

You should be BACP accredited and have a qualification in supervision or be on a recognised Supervision course.

If you’re motivated by the idea of joining a community where your time will make a difference to those who have experienced bereavement, we’d love to hear from you.

For further details about this role please feel free to contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or by emailing volunteering@pah.org.uk

Other opportunities

Esher, Surrey

If you’re interested in volunteering at Princess Alice Hospice but don’t see any current opportunities that you are interested in, please complete our online Application Form below. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in the Hospice itself and throughout our care area of Surrey, South West London and Middlesex. Have a think about your interests and skills and the time that you will be able to commit. Whether it’s 4 hours a month or 4 hours a week, we can support you in deciding what role will work best for you.

For further details about our roles please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

If you're interested in volunteering at Princess Alice Hospice but don't see any current opportunities that you are interested in, or would like to speak to one of the team, please get in touch by using the form below.

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