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!
Below are just some of the roles you could be involved in, and of course we will support you every step of the way, with suitable training and induction to your tasks.
To apply, simply download our application form and post to Volunteering, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, Stamford Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth, PL9 9XA email to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply using our online form.
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.
Sort and price donated goods, help display and sell goods, aid in the maintenance of a clean and tidy stock room and shop floor, use the till as required, engage with customers to provide a good level of customer service and work as part of a team.
Supporting the team to identify donated items received through the Distribution Centre, suitable for recycling if not suitable for sale
Fundraising events help contribute to the £4 million we have to 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?
Assist at fundraising events by collecting money, handing out literature, looking after guests, marshalling/hosting; office duties include contacting organisations and individuals, research, general office admin.
Supporting the Project Manager with Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth with administration tasks.
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.
Provide social support to patients by listening, sitting with them, taking them shopping, on trips and to/from hospital appointments, dog walking, preparing light snacks; maintain written records of visits, including any problems or concerns.
Assist nursing staff to provide care for patients. Sit with patients and relatives supporting, also if bereaved or emotionally distressed.
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.
Ensure compliance with law and legislation/regulations, ensure pursuance of objectives and correct allocation of resources, offer strategic direction, safeguard the good name of the hospice, ensure effective admin and financial stability.
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.