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: Based out of the donation centre, covering communities within our catchment area

When: One to three shifts of up to 4 hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

DBS: Not needed for this role.

Age: Minimum age of 16

The role:

Accompany our Retail Van Driver's to collect & redistribute donated furniture & goods within our catchment area.


  • Join the Van Driver at the Donation Centre for a briefing.
  • Assist with collections & deliveries as directed.
  • Collect & deliver donated items from/to donors’ houses.
  • Load van with processed items for distribution to the shops.
  • Remove large items for recycling from our shops (eg. cardboard)
  • Distribute internal post between the hub, hospice and our shops.
  • Lift & carry furniture & donated goods within the hub.
  • Contribute generally to the efficient operation of the hub.

Qualities for the role:

  • Friendly and personable
  • Able to act as a representative for the hospice
  • Comfortable with heavy lifting
  • Flexible, reliable and happy working in a 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