Volunteering at Bolton Hospice
We need you!
Bolton Hospice is always looking for new faces to bring different skills and qualities into the hospice; no matter your circumstances and background there is a volunteer role to suit you!
To apply please click here to download an application form or call 01204 663 066.
If you are interested in volunteering but are unsure which role will suit you, please contact Margaret Brabbin on 01204 663 066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity shops volunteer opportunities:
Shop VolunteerYou’ll help run one of our nine charity shops; sorting stock, replenishing the shop floor and selling donated items to our loyal customers
Van Driver Volunteer
As a volunteer Van Driver, you will be busy collecting donations from across the borough of Bolton and delivering back to our shops to be sold. We also have volunteer Drivers' Mates to assist with collections if this si a role you are interested in.
To see our latest Shop Volunteer vacancies, please click here.
Hospice volunteer opportunities:
Our Ward Volunteers assist the catering team and nursing staff in serving meals and refreshments to patients and visitors, provide them with support and be a friendly, caring listener during times of need.
Day Unit Volunteer
Volunteering on the Day Unit entails serving light refreshments to our day therapy patients and assisting them in joining in therapeutic activities.
You will cover our busy reception desks at Giles House and the main hospice taking phone calls and greeting visitors, as well as arranging cover for shifts and maintaining the security of the hospice. You will be a friendly, welcoming face to all who visit Bolton Hospice.
Day Unit Driver Volunteer
Our volunteer drivers collect patients who are attending day therapy and do not have another means of transportation. The ensure safe passage to and from the hospice, whilst providing a warm and friendly welcome to all patients they meet.
The hospice Chaplain leads a team of valued chaplaincy volunteers whose role is to provide pastoral, spiritual and religious care and support to our patients, their loved ones, carers and staff. They build up strong relationships by listening and empathising with the patients they interact with and have a good knowledge of spiritual issues.
Bereavement Support Volunteer
As a Bereavement Support volunteer at Bolton Hospice, you will conduct support sessions with people who are dealing with a bereavement, helping them through life's most difficult situations.
We have a fantastic team of volunteer gardeners who maintain our hospice grounds and gardens on a weekly basis, ensuring they look tidy and attractive for all visitors and patients. They work hard in all weather to make sure the scenes outside of the hospice windows is a welcoming and eye-catching one!
Bolton Hospice receives donations of beautiful flower arrangements from people following funerals, weddings etc. and our team of Floristry Volunteers use these to create stunning sprays and arrangements for the public areas of the hospice, adding to the warm, homely atmosphere for patients and visitors.
Fundraising volunteer opportunities:
One of the most fun volunteer roles available at Bolton Hospice is donning a wonderful costume and becoming Cyril the Squirrel at our fundraising events. Cyril is responsible for entertaining crowds and guests at events, the occasional photo-call and generally spreading joy wherever he goes.
Events And Collections Volunteer
Volunteers required on an ad hoc basis to assist with bucket collections, bag packs and manning stalls at community events.
Collections can take place at supermarkets, comedy nights and sporting events whilst community events can include anything from fashion shows to summer fairs to local music festivals. We have something to suit everybody!
Community Fundraising VolunteerYou will represent and promote the hospice's work in the community, attending events and cheque presentations, manning hospice stalls at community events and inspiring others to fundraise for Bolton Hospice.
We have a limited number of work experience opportunities for students in Year 10 who are taking part in school work experience schemes.
Please be aware that due to a large number of applications from students wishing to volunteer on our Inpatient unit, we can not guarantee an interview or place for everyone. Please also be aware that you need to apply as soon after your 16th birthday as possible, in order to have more chance of success.
Please note: we do not offer short term placements for students under 16 years of age doing D of E.
Please also note due to building work improvements on the inpatient unit over the next few months, we have very limited opportunities for students.
For more information, please contact Margaret Brabbin, Voluntary Services Co-ordinator, on 01204 663 066.
Become part of something special...
There are many benefits of volunteering at Bolton Hospice, such as:
- Meeting people, making new friends and developing new skills
- Making the most of your past experience and existing skills to help others
- Gaining hands-on experience in a healthcare or fundraising environment
- Making a positive difference to the lives' of our patients and supporters
Whatever your motivation for volunteering, you can be sure that by becoming part of our volunteer team you will be playing a vital part in ensuring that we can provide the very best care possible to our patients, their family and their friends.
As a volunteer you will receive training, on-going support and relevant travel expenses.