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: You will be contacting people via telephone or video call from your own home. 

When: Flexible, you can arrange a telephone or video call when suits you both.

DBS: No DBS required. 

The role:

To talk on the phone or via video call and offer support and reassurance to people with life-limiting conditions who may be feeling lonely or isolated.


  • Contacting people who live in your community via telephone or video calling.

  • Engaging in conversation to support people to feel less isolated and lonely.

  • Keeping the hospice informed of any issues and concerns raised during the conversations.

Training and support:

  • Volunteers will receive a handbook outlining the parameters of the role.

  • Opportunity to support individuals to document their life story or reminisce.

  • The opportunity to progress into the role of Community Support Volunteer.

  • Access to 24/7 telephone and virtual support.

To find out more please contact a member of the Community Volunteering team:

  • Nikki, Community Volunteering Manager, 07784 238552

  • Paul, Community Volunteering Coordinator, 07784 238544

  • Or email [email protected] 

To apply:

Please download and fill in our application form and email it to [email protected] or post to Voluntary Services Team, St Wilfrid's Hospice, 1 Broadwater Way. Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 9PZ.

If you would like us to post you a hard copy of the application form please contact a member of the team using the details above.

Application form

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