Volunteering FAQ

Why we need YOU!

As a charity, we rely on the support of our community in donations of money and time. We are thankful for everyone who gives in these areas. We are always in need of volunteers to help us reach our charity's mission.

To see a community where people talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their life, and where nobody dies alone, afraid, or in pain. 

We need your support to do this.

We rely on the generous support of our community to help provide this free care to our patients and their families. Volunteers have always been an essential part of the hospice movement and our volunteers are vital to the future of hospice care in East Sussex.

You are part of our future and maybe the missing part of one of our teams that enable us to do even more in our communities.


What will it be like?

Your volunteering will depend on what role you do. We have roles across all areas of the hospice and at different times of the day or evening and volunteers are included in the department team that they support.
This video from one of our retail volunteers in Seaford shows something of what this role involves:
If you are not sure what you would like to do, just get in touch and we can discuss some of the possibilities.

What do I do now?

We are currently redesigning our Volunteer portal so we cannot take applications via our website at the moment. However, please download our application form. Send your completed form to VSTeam@stwhospice.org and we will gladly help you. 

Once we receive your application form, someone from the Voluntary Services Team will review your application and get in touch to arrange a one-to-one meeting.

This is an opportunity for us to find out a bit more about you and for you to ask questions. We will also give you any relevant paperwork to support you with the role, too. We will also start your DBS application if this applies to the role - but we will let you know what paperwork to bring with you should this be the case.

Thank you for considering volunteering with St Wilfrid's Hospice - we can't wait to meet you and find the perfect volunteering role for you!

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