Gillespie Manners Volunteers

Current Volunteering Opportunities

We are hoping to find skilled and willing volunteers to help with the volunteering opportunities below, supporting the wider work of the Hospice of St Francis and enabling us to deliver excellent services to all.  If any of the roles below are of interest to you, please complete and return the volunteer Application Form.

Craft and Upcycling

Our award winning furniture showroom, Returned to Glory, is recruiting keen crafts people.  If you have sewing or craft skills and would like to use these to raise valuable funds for the Hospice, please get in touch.  Volunteers would need to commit to a morning or afternoon each week and be skilled in sewing or upcycling.  We ask that you bring a piece of your work to interview.


Drivers transport patients between their home and the Hospice, in order to help them access appointments and various support groups.  Patients live across our catchment area and we need reliable drivers who can pick people up and drop them home in various locations across Herts and North Bucks.  A DBS and training is required for this role.


Our ebay team are looking for volunteers who love ebay and can help with taking photographs of items and loading them onto the computer. If this is you, why not come and help for a few hours each week? The ebay team is a very successful and busy, on-line department, maximising the value of our donations and every volunteer helps to enhance this.


Fresh flowers brighten things up and help to create a warm and beautiful environment for everyone at the Hospice.  If you are able to commit to one morning a month, to help create displays (in vases) throughout the Hospice, please get in touch.


The Fundraising Team would love to hear from anyone who can help out a few times each year:

  • Taking over a Homebox or Tub collection - volunteers collect home-boxes or tubs from Hospice supporters or groups within their local community, and bring these to the Hospice or one of our shops.  Contact our Community Fundraising team for more information on where you could help: 01442 869555
  • Assisting with events - putting up signs and posters in advance, marshalling during the event.  Events volunteers and marshals help to run and structure the events better, keep participants safe and allow us to continue to raise money for our care services.
  • Providing occasional support for fetes and stalls - raising awareness of the work of the Hospice is just as valuable as fundraising.  With volunteers attending events on our behalf, we are reaching more people and helping the community to understand how the Hospice can help them.

Each area requires a different level of commitment, so please get in touch if you think you can help.

Inpatient Unit

Our volunteers welcome visitors to the Inpatient Unit and work with the kitchen team to support patients.  Committing to a minimum of one shift each month, this role is ideal for those who have little time but still want to give, anyone wanting to go into a healthcare or medical environment, people who work full time or part time, or anyone hoping to support patients - volunteers must be over 16 years of age.  Shifts run every day of the year from 8.30-10.30,10-2, 12-2.30, 2-6 and 6-8.  A DBS is required for this role.


Our shop volunteers work on a rota basis to fit in with their other commitments; this is usually one morning or afternoon a week, but we can offer some flexibility. Amongst other things, volunteers are needed to help sort and clean donations, champion our Gift Aid fundraising, keep the shop tidy, work on the till and provide excellent customer service.

At the moment, we are looking for organised and enthusiastic individuals to help each shop recruit new volunteers within their local communities as well as support the volunteer rota.

If you would like to know more about what is involved, why not pop in to your local shop and have a chat with the Manager or a current volunteer; you can also find out when they have vacancies and pick up an application form.

The locations of our retail units/shops can be found here.

Weekend Helpers - Shops

Our award winning furniture showroom, Returned to Glory, and our gift shop, number twenty, are recruiting volunteers to their teams.  

Number twenty, in central Berkhamsted, is looking for volunteers who can deliver excellent customer service to shoppers, with particular need for Sunday helpers.  If you would like to help at number twenty pop into the shop or complete an application form.  Volunteering hours are flexible and to be agreed with the Shop Manager.

Returned to Glory is an award-winning shop in Berkhamsted, which has grown and requires more volunteers to support the busy weekends.  Volunteering hours are flexible and to be agreed with the Shop Manager.  

For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact Voluntary Services or download and complete an Application Form.

Stalls - Chris

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