Volunteering

We currently have over 950 amazing volunteers and they are at the heart of everything we do. We simply could not deliver our care without them.

Why volunteer?

People volunteer with us for many different reasons. Our volunteers tell us they joined to meet new friends or to gain skills and experience or because they have a personal connection to St Luke’s. Whatever your motivation to volunteer, we want to hear from you!

Read more information below and find out how you can sign up to volunteer today.

To apply, simply email volunteer@stlukes-hospice.org.uk or apply using our online form below.

Retail

We need people interested in fashion, art, old coins, music records, antique and modern furniture, electricians for PAT testing, bric-a-brac treasure hunters, those with and without retail experience or even just a passion for recycling. All skills and knowledge make a difference in helping us raise funds to deliver our vital care.

Fundraising events

Fundraising events help contribute to the £7.8million we raise each year and it would not be possible without the army of volunteers who make it possible. Why not become a marshal at our next big event?

Social care

Volunteers can be so valuable in contributing to the services our St Luke’s at Home team provide. Our Social Care volunteers provide important support to our patients and their loved ones, including through bereavement.

Support roles

There are many roles that help support the daily running of our specialist unit at Turnchapel. We rely on volunteers to support us in different departments such as maintenance, gardening, reception and in the Driftwood café; where you will also assist in serving the patients drinks and their meals.

St Luke's Volunteering

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please get in touch. Fill out our online application form, or for more information simply fill in the contact form below. We are always happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. All volunteer roles are subject to availability.

*relevant experience may be required for selected roles within the inpatient unit.

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St Luke’s

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and we simply could not deliver our care without them.

People volunteer with us for many different reasons. Our volunteers tell us they joined to meet new friends or to gain skills and experience or because they have a personal connection to St Luke’s. Whatever your motivation to volunteer, we want to hear from you!

Read more information below and find out how you can sign up to volunteer today.

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Testimonials

I just really love it. I’ve never really not enjoyed my job. I think it’s everything, it’s the environment; the people; the patients; the visitors; the volunteers. There never goes a day that I don’t look forward to coming into work.

The environment here is a very positive proactive environment in which to work in. Everyone is listened to, everyone is valued. Everyone who works here strives to uphold our core values.

Vision and values

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or in distress.

We work within our community in partnership with others to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for people affected by a life-limiting illness, by delivering and influencing exceptional care.

Our values of professionalism, respect, compassion and integrity underpin all that we do, ensuring we provide the best possible care to as many local people as we can reach, living and dying with a terminal illness.

Benefits and rewards

As valued members of the St Luke’s team, our staff enjoy a wide range of benefits and rewards.

As well as generous annual leave and pension schemes, there’s a fantastic health scheme providing access to a GP, counselling and practical information helplines 24/7, plus a contribution to the costs of your everyday health, such as eye tests, dental work and physiotherapy. Find out more!

There’s lots more too, but don’t just take our word for it – listen to what our staff have to say…

Message from the CEO

At St Luke’s, it’s our people who make us the outstanding organisation we are.

We are an employer of distinction and choice that values our staff and the contribution they make, recognising they are more than job titles and role descriptions.

When you work for St Luke’s, you are an important part of our team and your health and wellbeing matter to us – as does your learning and development. We’re committed to providing a supportive environment where you can feel and do your best every day. Watch our short video to see one of the ways we like to show our staff they’re appreciated!

Interview lined up? You’ll be keen to shine and show off all you know about our organisation!

There are many facets to St Luke’s, the services we provide and the partners with whom we collaborate. Our annual Impact Report is an easy read, giving you all the our key facts and figures at a glance.

From the number of patients who receive our care to how much of our income comes from our charity shops, the report is a useful overview that will help put you in the know. Alternatively, if you’d rather watch than read, simply check out the videos on our You Tube channel.

Getting back into the workplace

We work with our local JobCentre Plus to help unemployed people find volunteering opportunities which would give them experience and improve their skills whilst job searching. We can provide the 8 week work placements and do our best to find the most suitable location.

We welcome anyone who has completed their placement to continue volunteering with us.

Why not volunteer?

All our latest job vacancies are listed here but if you can’t find anything that suits you at the moment, why not volunteer with us?

Our wonderful volunteers make a huge contribution to St Luke’s and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them! They generously give their time to help at our reception, in our café and at our distribution centre as well as across our charity shops. In return they make new friends, learn extra skills and gain valuable experience that enhances their CVs.