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'Volunteering is incredibly rewarding, it is great to feel that you have given up some of your free time to help others feel better'


At Les Bourgs Hospice we rely on volunteers to support all areas of our work and we are extremely lucky to have roughly 130 volunteers on our books.  We celebrate our volunteers each year during National Volunteers' Week and give recognition for 5 years, 10 years, 20 years and even 30 years' service.  We really couldn't do what we do without them.


Key Information about Volunteering: 

  • Anyone can volunteer who has some spare time and would like to use it to benefit a charity, volunteering really is open to everybody!
  • People from all backgrounds and walks of life volunteer for Les Bourgs Hospice.
  • You do not require any special skills, as you will receive on-the-job training and support.
  • Qualifications are not required, but you do need to have a warm disposition, be empathetic and understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • You choose how frequently you would like to help.  You may choose once a month, once a week or only in the winter months.
  • Volunteering will not leave you out of pocket as any expenses you incur will be reimbursed.
  • You will be part of a highly valued team that ensures the continued high level of care the Hospice provides.


What our Volunteers Say:

 “I absolutely love volunteering at the charity shop, the camaraderie is great and knowing we are raising much-needed funds for the Hospice is priceless”. – Shop Volunteer

"Volunteering at the Hospice is more rewarding than I could ever have imagined". - Super Volunteer

"It’s a fabulous and rewarding way of giving time to the community". - Reception Volunteer

"My job is so varied and it is a pleasure to work in such a happy and friendly place". - In-patient Unit Volunteer

"I appreciate what a wonderful facility it is, the seven rooms are private with their own bathrooms, with beautiful garden views and the nursing staff are so incredibly caring". - Supper Volunteer

"Volunteering is my way of saying thank you to the dedicated and caring team who have shown compassion to several friends". - Shop Volunteer


Areas where you can help:


Volunteers are crucial in providing light suppers for the resident patients each evening, preparing sandwiches, soups, salads, omelettes etc. then serving them to patients and clearing away afterwards.


The reception volunteers greet all our visitors and receive incoming telephone calls.  They also assist with occasional simple tasks for the shop, housekeeper or the admin team and are very much the first point of contact for the public.

A GOOD HEAD FOR RETAIL - Sales Assistants:

Our Charity shops at Les Huriaux St Martins  raise a large amount of money for Les Bourgs Hospice each year.  Volunteers are always needed to receive and sort donations of clothes and other items, to serve and assist customers as required, to display goods for sale and general shop duties.

A CARING DISPOSITION – In-patient Unit Volunteer:

In this area the tasks undertaken are varied and many, but they do not include nursing duties.  They include shopping for patients, meeting visitors in the in-patient unit, making drinks for patients and visitors and helping with the laundry.  There will be regular contact with the patients in this role.

GREAT IDEAS - Fundraising Duties:

To keep Les Bourgs Hospice running we need to raise in excess of £1.6m per annum and to do this we need a team of willing volunteers to help us at events, to run or support a stall at a function or to come up with new ideas that can help us raise the essential funds needed.

Some of these volunteer positions require you to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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