Get involved! Make a difference! Volunteer!
Why not join the 740 volunteers who support the work of St Lukes.The support that volunteers give has been shown to be a major part of the difference that hospices bring to the lives of patients and families. Many volunteers also enjoy the social aspect of volunteering and the chance to gain work experience and learn new skills. There are a whole range of opportunities on offer.
Volunteering in our shops
Our 13 charity shops generate over £550 000 each year in support of St Luke’s and our shop volunteers are essential to their smooth running . There are many different tasks to suit individual requirements: including working on the till and meeting customers and sorting and pricing goods for sale. St Luke's Hospice Charity Shops
Each year hundreds of volunteers get involved with major events like our annual Midnight Walk. If you can give an hour to marshall at an event, man a stall, help with a supermarket collection, leaflet drop houses on your local streets or talk to local groups about St Luke’s we want to hear from you. For those with more time to spare, why not join the organising committee for one of our events, or help to manage our shop collection box programme. Click here to find out more
Flowers and Gardens
The wonderful gardens and beautiful flowers arranged around St Luke’s bring enormous pleasure to patients, visitors and staff and all are looked after by a group of skilled, hare working volunteers.
Volunteer drivers provide transport and support for patients to and from St Luke’s using their own cars.There are also other key roles for drivers that do not involve patient support eg collecting and depositing samples at the local hospital.
Our dedicated team of volunteer receptionists operate the switchboard, organise the post, take messages and welcome patients and visitors to the building.
Volunteers support clinical staff in both the day care and inpatient units.Tasks include answering the phones and making drinks for patients and visitors.Importantly, volunteers have the time to sit and chat with the patients and their visitors and provide a much appreciated listening ear.
These are just some the ways in which volunteers help.We also have qualified volunteers offering complementary therapies and hairdressing as well as training bereavement support volunteers, and we would welcome more professionals to offer these much appreciated services.
Please have a look through our VolunterringFAQs as this covers key areas on volunteering .For further enquiries , please email us