Volunteer

Did you know that over 500 volunteers help us to provide the care and support that we do? Without every single one of them, that simply wouldn't be possible. That's the difference you make, so thank you.

How you can help…

Could you spare a few hours to volunteer at the Hospice?

Mary Stevens Hospice is a charitable organisation that depends upon the generous support of volunteers in order to provide our much-needed services. Volunteers are crucial to the difference that we make every day.

We’re currently supported by a team of more than 500 volunteers, who help out in all areas of the Hospice, from patient care, chaplaincy and patient transport to gardening, cooking and administration.

We have qualified volunteers to administer complementary therapies and to help patients with arts, crafts, music and activities, while our fundraising team also relies upon volunteers to help raise money to pay for the care that we provide.

To find out more about volunteering for Mary Stevens Hospice, give us a call on 01384 443010, or email Pauline Binek at: pauline.binek@marystevenshospice.co.uk.

Other volunteering opportunities

There are lots of ways that you can support Mary Stevens Hospice, see the difference you’re making and build lots of important skills too.

These are the positions that are usually available:

Mary Stevens Hospice Shops

There are a number of vacancies for voluntary positions at Mary Stevens Hospice Shops across the region. Duties range from sorting new stock and filling shelves, to creating eye-catching window displays and serving customers, and hours can be agreed to suit your availability.

General Retail

We encourage people to think positively about charity retailing. To do this we are creating exciting and well-presented shops, with each one hopefully suited to the customer base of the local area.

Our shops are successful but there’s always more we can do to increase sales and make even more of a difference to the people and families Mary Stevens Hospice supports. That’s why we need energetic, motivated and enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for retailing.

By supporting an essential local charity as a volunteer, you have the chance to make a positive contribution to your community. We ask volunteers to give us at least half a day a week on a regular basis. With the training and support that we provide we hope that you will learn new and transferable skills. Being a volunteer can help you with your career development or with a total career change, many opportunities are available from counter work, to sorting to display and stock selection.

Amazon Online Shop

We now sell a huge variety of books via Amazon. This area of selling is growing on a daily basis and we are in need of enthusiastic, motivated book lovers with the IT skills necessary to help us develop further. Tasks will involve selection and uploading quality books, email communication with buyers, packaging and despatching sold books. Various shifts available.

Warehouse Sorters

Come and find the buried treasure! Help is needed to sort through the donated items and prepare them to be sent to our shops. An eye for quality is a must!

eBay Volunteers

Our busy eBay Department needs the help of additional volunteers.  This role would involve identifying potential eBay stock, researching the items for suitable prices and also being able to write clear descriptions for the items.  Ideally you will have experience in using the eBay and understand how it all works. You would also need to be able to communicate with customers in a professional manner. Another task involved would be to pack the sold items ready for posting.

eBay Packing Volunteers

The busy eBay Department also requires the help of more volunteers to assist with the packaging of sold items. The items need to be packed in a secure way to ensure that the item is safe enough to be transported through the postal system.

For further information in respect of our shops email: debbie.haynes@marystevenshospice.co.uk

Fundraising events

Enthusiastic volunteers are always needed to help out with the many organised fundraising events which are hosted by Mary Stevens Hospice throughout the year. If you’re willing to lend a hand, we’d love to hear from you!

For further information please contact Ruth on 01384 377 778, or email ruth.longville@mshfundraising.co.uk

Your stories

Here you can see the difference that our volunteers make to the brilliant care and services that we provide.