Become a Volunteer
Join our Award Winning Volunteers
Winner Mayors Civic Award 2022
Voluntary services to the people of Alnwick
Berwick NVF Community Awards 2022
Winner - Project/Organisation of the Year
Apply to be a Volunteer with HospiceCare
Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence
Volunteer Application Form
What our volunteers say...
Janey - “I use it as motivation to get out of the house, otherwise I probably wouldn’t do so. I love going into the shop – for camaraderie, meeting lots of different people, and enthusiastically throwing myself into all the different tasks.”
Ann - “Meeting lots of different people, keeping busy, contributing to something worthwhile, giving back to the community.”
Julie (currently an active paramedic - “I find it very relaxing and a complete contrast to my (stressful) job. Helps me to unwind. As with the others, I enjoy the team spirit in the shop amongst staff and volunteers, and the positive rapport with the public. It is a fantastic place/cause to be part of.”
Our reception volunteers are the first point of contact for visitors to the building. They ensure the reception area is tidy and welcoming. In addition, they answer our main switchboard telephone and direct calls or take messages as necessary. They receive deliveries and mail and ensure they are directed to the appropriate member of staff. Ideally, our volunteers have IT skills and can assist with admin duties such as typing letters, and are able to send and receive emails. They also assist with making tea and coffee for visitors and cleaning the kitchen afterward.
Our administration volunteers help us with a variety of tasks. They can help with letters, writing thank you cards, filling envelopes, photocopying, guillotining, or laminating. In addition, they can also assist with counting and receipting any monies received into the building from cash collection buckets or donations.
We are looking for volunteers to help look after our little patio garden at our Wellbeing Centre, Hazel Marsden House, Violet Terrace, Berwick, and our patio area at our Wellbeing Centre, Alnwick.
Our Fundraising team is looking for volunteers who can help with their events such as Open Gardens and the Great North Run and in the office helping with administration support.
Charity Shop Volunteers
We have volunteer vacancies for people to work in our shops at Alnwick, Amble, Berwick, and Wooler. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer in one of our shops, we would love to hear from you.
Marketing & Communications Volunteers
Our Marketing & Communications officer is looking for volunteers who have experience in digital marketing, writing content for social media as well as managing research projects.
Become a HospiceCare Ambassador
This is a voluntary role within the charity and is aimed at those people who want to help spread the word about our clinical services as well as support our fundraising events. If this is something you would like to consider, please get in touch with our fundraising team because they would love to hear from you.
Meet Lewis Denny
HospiceCare is a charity close to Lewis’ heart and proud to be an ambassador for the charity since 2013. Lewis is a singer, actor & pantomime star from Alnwick, who performs worldwide, but always has HospiceCare as his chosen charity when he or his comedic alter-ego Karen The Mam performs in the area. In 2019, a brilliant amount of money for HospiceCare has raised over 3 local dates, for his sell-out stage show 'Karen the Mam'. More recently and in support of our Coronavirus Appeal, Lewis hosted HospiceCare's first Virtual quiz which raised nearly £700.
What our volunteers say...
"It is a worthwhile and rewarding thing to do and raises money for the Hospice." Monika
"Very worthwhile and satisfying place to volunteer at a great local charity doing wonderful work." Carolyn
"A great shop with lovely people to work with keeps my brain functioning and I feel I’m giving something back to a great charity that is local." Jackie.