Volunteering can take up as little or as much of your time as you would like. Even volunteering for as little as an hour or two a week makes a huge difference. We have many different roles for you to pick from and would love to hear from you. Without the help of our volunteers, the hospice simply would not be able to operate so every single person who gives their time is treasured.
There are so many ways to help too, so we are bound to have a role to suit you!
Whether it’s working a till, stocking shelves or sorting donations at our donation centre, there are many opportunities to volunteer for Weston Hospicecare’s retail locations.
Not only is it a great way to pad your C.V, it’s also a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and contribute to a fantastic local cause.
Our retail team are always on the look out for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers so please get in touch!
Our events team run a number of events across the year, and we couldn’t run these events without the support of our amazing volunteers. From marshalling at some of our largest events to distributing flyers, we have volunteering opportunities for everyone.
Not only is volunteering a great resource to the Hospice and one that we couldn’t survive without, it also has amazing benefits for the volunteer too – it’s physically and mentally rewarding, it provides an opportunity to make new friends, allows you do learn new skills, as well as providing an opportunity to give something back to the community.
There are many ways for your business to get involved with the hospice. You could sponsor an event such as our Annual Golf Day or Mendip Challenge. You could provide a space or building to run a community fundraiser. You could even provide skilled labourers to help with decorations and upkeep in and around the hospice or perhaps a team to help sort stock at our Donation Centre.
If you can think of any way your business can support us, we would love to hear from you!
In the hospice or local community
To maintain our free services we are always looking for an extra pair of hands be it in a role supporting our patients or their families, helping our reception teams, gardening or driving our patients between their home and Day Hospice.
There is always a space to be filled and it all goes a long way to contribute towards the excellent quality of care provided to our patients
We have many volunteer roles available across the organisation. Such as, helping in our donation centre, our shops/superstore, supporting our events or supporting our clinical teams with their work in the community and at Jackson-Barstow House.
It ranges from however much time you can give to covering shifts.
You can start in some of our shops from the age of 14. In other areas of the organisation, you help from the age of 18.
Yes, where necessary you will be given all the training you require to complete your role.
You can volunteer while receiving benefits as long as you continue to meet all the conditions of your benefit. Tell the office that pays your benefits about any volunteering that you are planning to do before you start. For further information see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/volunteering-and-claiming-benefits
For applicants who aren’t UK citizens, you’re only allowed to volunteer if your immigration status permits it. Many will, but please do check that you are entitled to volunteer, to avoid breaching the terms of your status. You can find further information about different visa rules on this government webpage. Irish citizens, EU/EEA citizens with settled or pre-settled status, and refugees and asylum seekers are fully entitled to volunteer.