What volunteer role can I do?

We have many different volunteer roles to suit different people and we’re always looking for new faces to join our amazing team.

Take a look at the roles below to see our current opportunities and priority areas.

Can’t see anything you like the look of or have something to offer that doesn’t quite fit? Get in touch with voluntary services and we’ll see if we can work something out.

To view our Young Clinical Volunteer roles visit Work for Us.

We need you! Volunteer roles we are urgently looking for
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Host role – evening and weekend shifts

Retail Sales Assistants – all locations

• Retail Sales Assistants – Heathfield store

We are urgently looking for volunteers in our Heathfield Shop. Please call 01323 434 213 if you are able to help with this role.

Retail Donations Assistants - Eastbourne

Events teamSt Wilfrid’s is launching several community events and we need your help to make them a resounding success. Please get in touch if you would like to join our events team.

Streets Ahead Salon Volunteer Hairdressers

Streets Ahead Salon Beauty Therapists


Always welcome - regular and ongoing roles around the hospice
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Hosts – particularly those who can do flexible cover shifts
Hosts volunteer across the Inpatient unit, The Street café and the Wellbeing centre from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. Hosts play an integral part of the care that St Wilfrid’s Hospice offers providing cover as part of a team across three shifts a day

Retail Sales Assistant
Volunteer sales and merchandising assistants are always welcome in our shops in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, Seaford and in our Eastbourne based furniture store. Pop along to your local store and speak to the manager to get started. You can download the retail application form and reference template from here.

Retail Donations Assistant
We’re always looking for people to help us process our supporters’ donations, unearth hidden gems and assist the team with Gift Aid and telephone enquiries

Van Companion
Our van team keep the retail company up and running, as a volunteer van companion you could help with our deliveries and collections and keep fit at the same time.

Streets Ahead Beauty Therapists
The hospice community salon is growing increasingly popular and we are looking for qualified beauty therapists to donate a few hours of their time providing manicures and pedicures at the hospice.

Streets Ahead Hairdresser
The hospice community salon is growing increasingly popular and we are looking for qualified hairdressers to donate a few hours of their time.

Administrative Support
We are always looking for volunteers with administrative skills and experience to support work in all of our departments

Patient Drivers
Volunteer drivers bring patients to and from some sessions as part of the Wellbeing Programme. We have a small team of brilliant drivers and would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining.

Structured Volunteer Programmes and Projects
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Gardening group – Saturday mornings
An exciting new addition to the Wellbeing timetable starting this spring

Men’s Cookery Group – Fridays
The male cookery group runs every Friday morning in the Wellbeing Centre and we have started recruiting for some volunteers to join the team and support the Occupational Therapist with running the group

Bereavement Support
At certain times of the year we recruit bereavement support volunteers with relevant experience. We are not currently looking to recruit to this role.

Volunteer Complimentary Therapists
We are slowly expanding our team of volunteer complimentary therapists. If you have the relevant accreditation and experience and would like to donate some of your time, please get in touch.

Not much time to spare?
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  • Events support

Want to support your local hospice but your lifestyle doesn’t allow for a regular commitment? Why not join our events crew and help out at our community fundraising events. Community events are a great opportunity to meet others, have fun and support your local hospice.

  • Cake baking

If you’re a skilled baker and want to support the hospice by donating delicious baked goods, why not get in touch and we’ll add you to our list and give you a call when we have a cake sale coming up.

  • Open Gardens

The Open Gardens project is run by a committee of hard working, dedicated and passionate volunteers who run a yearly Open Gardens programme during the summer months on behalf of the hospice. Roles vary in time and commitment. If you would like to join the group, get in touch and Voluntary Services will put you in touch with the committee members.

  • Share our posts on Facebook or Twitter

Want to volunteer but can’t fit it around your busy timetable? Support the hospice by following us on social media and help to spread our message online

Can’t see anything you’re looking for? Contact us anyway and we might be able to find a way to make it work. We can always add you to our skills bank and get back in touch when the right project or role comes up.