Volunteering with St Wilfrid's

Whether it's minutes or months, days or decades, every moment matters

Volunteers are at the heart of our hospice and play a vital role in everything we do. Without their time and generosity, we would not be able to provide our services to patients and their families.

We're always looking to welcome new faces to our amazing team. If you have some time to spare and would like to make a difference in your local community, we would love to hear from you. Click through the pages above to find out more.

Why not get involved?

Where: The Donation Centre, Eastbourne 

When: 4hrs+, flexible across Monday to Saturday

DBS: Not required for this role

Age: Minimum age 16

The role:

Welcoming our donors to the Donation Centre, and assisting with Gift Aid sign up and recording.


  • Welcome donors and gratefully receive appropriate donations
  • Assist donors in bringing in items from their car
  • Enquire whether donors are registered for Gift Aid
  • Understand and feel confident in explaining the benefits of Gift Aid
  • Sign up any eligible donors to Gift Aid where possible
  • Process Gift Aided donations
  • Assist in processing and sorting non-gift aid items as directed

Qualities for the role:

  • Welcoming and personable.
  • Active and self-motivated.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confident in processing basic donor information.
  • Basic IT skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Happy to work as part of a large and varied team.
  • Minimum age of 16.

To find out more:

Please contact the Voluntary Services team on [email protected] for more information.

To apply:

Please download and fill in our application form and hand into the hospice or post to Voluntary Services Team, St Wilfrid's Hospice, 1 Broadwater Road. Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 9PZ

Retail application form