Volunteer for us

Volunteer for us

Whether days or decades, minutes or months, every moment of volunteering matters. To put it simply, we would not be able to provide hospice care without the incredible support of our volunteers. Volunteers are at the heart of St Peter & St James Hospice and we're always looking for more amazing people to join our team.

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Why should I volunteer at St Peter & St James Hospice?

Our volunteers love what they do and we’re confident you will too. You’ll meet great people, learn new skills and gain work experience. Best of all, you’ll help provide expert and compassionate hospice care to local families, making life that little bit easier for people at a difficult time.

What volunteering roles are there?

From driving patients to the hospice to sorting shop donations, assisting with admin, gardening or helping our events run smoothly, there really is something for everyone. We’ll talk to you about your interests, skills and the kind of role you’d like to fulfil. Together, we’ll find something with your name on it.

How much time do I need to commit?

We’d love you to be able to commit to a morning or afternoon a week but understand this may not work for everyone. We can be flexible and will find a role that fits with your availability and our current vacancies.

Current vacancies

Job Role – Nail Technician

We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable nail technician/beautician to visit our Beacon view Wellbeing Centre on a regular basis  to offer nail treatments, manicures, nail painting and basic hand massage to our day patients both male and female. We are ideally looking for a volunteer that can donate approximately an hour of their time on either a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Day and time to be confirmed.

Volunteer Retail Assistants

We are looking to recruit to vacancies in our retail shops based in Uckfield, Heathfield and Lewes.

Warehouse Donation Sorters

Monday to Friday either morning or afternoon, we are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team of donation sorters.

Job Role – Beacon View Cafe

To cover in our Beacon View Café on a Monday, Tuesday and on a bank basis, serving light snacks and refreshments to our patients, staff and visitors. The café is open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Full training including food hygiene will be given.

Job Role – Clinical Admin Office

To assist the Clinical Administration Department with general office duties on a Wednesday. Good office skills and knowledge of Microsoft packages will be required.

Job Role – Admin Facilities

Do you have Microsoft Office skills and enjoy general office duties? We are looking for 4 hours help every week, the day can be flexible during usual office hours. Training will be given.

Job Role – Garden Volunteer

Volunteers who have a love of gardening, have a good level of physical fitness and enjoy working as part of a team on a Friday morning 8.30 -12.00 pm.

Job Role – Donkey Carer

Volunteer required to care for our Donkeys, Dudley and Dylan on a Saturday or a Sunday morning at least twice a month. As well as feeding your will be required to muck out their stable and provide general care. Training will be given.

Job Role – Tea.Coffee volunteer

Serving beverages to our patients and their families on a Friday morning or a Sunday afternoon.

Trained Complimentary Therapist based on our In Patient Unit giving gentle massage on hands and feet. Any day but a Wednesday.

Job Role – Telephone Answering Warehouse

Volunteer Scheduling Assistant required to assist Warehouse team in answering enquiries and giving good customer care.Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays either morning or afternoon.

Apply to volunteer at St Peter & St James Hospice

To apply to volunteer at St Peter & St James Hospice, please complete our application form and return this to us. Our Volunteer Services Co-ordinator, Avril Roberts, will be in touch as soon as possible to arrange an informal chat and tour of the hospice. If you’d like to discuss our current volunteer vacancies, please call us on 01444 471598 or email avril.roberts@stpjhospice.org