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.

To apply for one of these exciting opportunities please click here to complete our online application.


We need volunteers who are confident with computers and able to assist one of our teams on a regular basis.

  • Supportive Care:  Volunteers write up notes and enter them onto our patient database. The role also includes secretarial duties such as minuting meetings, assisting with events, arranging appointments, writing letters and filing.
  • Fundraising:  Our Events team need help on an ad-hoc basis; contacting small businesses, updating files, finalising event helper details, and much more.  Helpers would need to be trained on our databases and particular support is needed nearer events.
  • Corporate Team:  One volunteer is needed to contact businesses, update our information on a computer and help to organise events.  This helper must have a confident telephone manner and basic computer skills.
  • Databases:  Donors give in many different ways and we need help to ensure that their data is being carefully looked after.  Volunteers would be trained on our database and work within a small, friendly team.

Drivers & Minibus Drivers

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.  We are also looking for minibus drivers who can drive the Hospice' minibus for those requiring extra assistance and room.  A DBS and training is required for either of these roles.

Ebay - listing and photography

Our ebay team are looking for experienced ebay users or those who can take photos and load them onto a computer.  If you love using ebay for selling goods or if you like taking photographs and can use a PC, why not come and help for a few hours each week? The ebay team is a successful and busy, on-line department, maximising the value of our donations.  Every volunteer helps to enhance our fundraising for the Hospice.  (We do require ebay-listers to be experienced in using ebay and have good written English.)


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 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.

Shops - particular need on Fridays and Saturdays

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.

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.

For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact Voluntary Services or click below to apply online.  If you are in year 11 or below, please complete our young person application form.

Volunteer Online Application   Volunteer Login


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