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


Volunteer Retail Assistants

We are looking to recruit to vacancies in our retail shops based in Haywards Heath, Lindfield, 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 – Tea.Coffee volunteer

Serving beverages to our patients and their families on a Tuesday and Friday mornings and both Saturday morning and afternoon.

Job Role – Driver.Escort BV

Volunteers required to drive our minibus and assist our driver as a patient escort collecting patients from their home and bringing them to our Wellbeing Centre on a Tuesday,Thursday or a Friday in a morning and taking them home in the afternoon. Full training will be given and we are offering bank roles also.

We are also investigating transport for our carers on a Monday. If you are interested in this role please could you contact aroberts@stpjhospice.org and register your interest. 

Job Role – Beacon View General Support

We are looking for volunteers to assist with general help, and assist with activities that our patients who come for our day service experience. Beacon View is lively, sociable and a great place to volunteer!

We are looking for a trained complimentary Therapist to administer hand and foot massage on our In-Patients Unit – any day except for a Wednesday. 

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 mailto:volunteering@stpjhospice.org