Many people think of a hospice as a sad place and certainly we do have our share of sorrow and tears, but equally we have fun, laughter and enrichment each and every day.

People volunteer with us as a way of giving something back to their community, knowing that they have helped patients, their carers and family when they are feeling at their most vulnerable. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice. All our volunteers are valued members of the team and are appreciated by each and every patient, carer and member of staff.

Making a difference

As a volunteer at St John’s, you know that every time you walk through the door you will be making a difference by supporting members of your community who are living with a life-limiting illness. As well as the knowledge that you are spending your time so productively, it is also an opportunity for you to make new friends, learn new skills and have a lot of fun in the process!

Volunteers are the backbone of the hospice movement; they provide an invaluable service to their community and help to ensure that all patients, carers and families receive the highest level of care at a time when they need it the most”

Lindsey Richards Voluntary Services Manager

St John’s Hospice is committed to volunteers’ involvement as a means of enhancing the quality of services it provides, and as a way of developing relationships with the communities it serves.