Volunteering at Bolton Hospice

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.

We need 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 margaret.brabbin@boltonhospice.org

Charity shops volunteer opportunities:

Shop Volunteer

You’ll help run one of our nine charity shops; sorting stock, replenishing the shop floor and selling donated items to our loyal customers. 


Fundraising volunteer opportunities:

Mascot Volunteer

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 Volunteer

You 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. 


Work experience

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.

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