Volunteers at St Joseph’s Hospice
Our volunteers are an integral and greatly cherished part of the St Joseph’s Hospice family. Every year hundreds of volunteers give thousands of hours in a variety of different tasks, from providing support and companionship to patients, to helping in the gardens, to fundraising in the local community.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience, and our volunteers often comment on how positive it is to be there for individuals in the hospice and their families when facing difficult times, as well as the enjoyment they find representing St Joseph’s in the local community, and raising money to make our work possible.
Our volunteers are trusted members of the team that make the work at St Joseph’s possible. Every volunteer brings their own unique talents and skills, and plays an important role across the many services we provide.
At St Joseph’s we are immensely proud of our core values that lead and guide us in our work every day. And because of the pride that we instil in them, inappropriate behaviours that don’t reflect and uphold our values, have no place in our hospice.
We are proud of our volunteers who are compassionate people, dedicated to the hospice and committed to acting with integrity. We owe it to them and even more so, to our patients and local community to make sure we do not tolerate behaviour or actions that do not meet our high standards.
This means that when necessary, we may need to instruct a volunteer not meeting our high standards that they are no longer authorised to volunteer on our behalf.
Whilst this is not a decision we take lightly, we must always consider the greater implications of negative behaviours from those involved in and representing the hospice, and act accordingly.
We welcome enquiries and applications for all of our volunteer roles from across the local community. If you would the rewarding experience of volunteering for your local charity by joining the St Joseph’s family, you can view the roles we currently have available here.