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Volunteering at St Peter & St James Hospice

We have volunteer opportunities based in our hospice, charity shops or distribution centre. As part of a team of over 400 volunteers, you will be helping us to provide expert care to adults living with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them in our community.

We offer a variety of volunteering roles. Whether supporting the clinical team on the ward, greeting members of the public on reception, arranging an eye-catching display in one of our charity shops or even caring for our two resident donkeys, there is a role to suit everyone.

Group of volunteers pose for a photo behind a stall.

Even though I knew other volunteers, I hadn’t realised that I could just help out occasionally. Being able to contribute in this way will be so rewarding.

Read Chris' Volunteering Story

Why volunteer with St Peter & St James Hospice?

Some common reasons for wanting to volunteer include:

  • Gaining insight into future careers, to upskill and gain experience.
  • Add a unique selling point to your applications to work or higher education.
  • Completing part of your community badge for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
  • Giving back to your community and meeting new people.

You will meet great people, learn new skills and be part of a team. We provide training, including induction, online learning, face to face and any other training specific to the role.

We can also support volunteers that wish to undertake further learning opportunities, who might be aspiring to a career in palliative and social care, customer service, administration or retail.

How much time do I need to commit?

The time that you would need to commit to volunteering can be from a few hours a week, to a focused set of weeks, to anything in between. We can offer morning, afternoon or evening shifts, week days or weekends, depending on the role.

Current vacancies

Volunteer
Posted 2 weeks ago
Do you like to meet people? The role supports the Living Well Centre attendees, transporting them between their home and the hospice for activities, social events and therapies.

Job Features

Job CategorySupport Function
DepartmentLiving Well Centre
LocationNorth Chailey

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Volunteer
Posted 1 month ago
This role supports the catering and housekeeping team who care for the people in our hospice.

Job Features

Job CategorySupport Function
DepartmentFacilities
LocationNorth Chailey

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Volunteer
Posted 2 months ago
Not only do we sell items donated to us via our shops, but online too, where we can sell to an international audience. We are looking for volunteers who have experience in using eBay, Depop and/or Facebook Marketplace for buying and selling items and who have a keen eye for a good price! Based at our Hurstpierpoint site.

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationDistribution Centre

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We get a lot of donations every day from generous members of the public and these donations need to be sorted so that the Shop Managers are able to pick stock for their shops. You will play a really important role in getting those donations into the shops! Based at our Hurstpierpoint site.

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationDistribution Centre

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Volunteer
Posted 2 months ago
The Hospice currently has nine charity shops, selling donated clothes, books, toys and furniture among other items. These shops raise vital funds for the Hospice; in fact our retail and fundraising departments help to raise around 80% of our funding!

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationSussex, see listing

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Volunteer
Posted 2 months ago
Not only do we sell items donated to us via our shops, but online too, where we can sell to an international audience. We are looking for volunteers who have experience in using eBay, Depop and/or Facebook Marketplace for buying and selling items and who have a keen eye for a good price! Based at our Hurstpierpoint site.

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationDistribution Centre

Apply Online

We get a lot of donations every day from generous members of the public and these donations need to be sorted so that the Shop Managers are able to pick stock for their shops. You will play a really important role in getting those donations into the shops! Based at our Hurstpierpoint site.

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationDistribution Centre

Apply Online

Volunteer
Posted 2 months ago
The Hospice currently has nine charity shops, selling donated clothes, books, toys and furniture among other items. These shops raise vital funds for the Hospice; in fact our retail and fundraising departments help to raise around 80% of our funding!

Job Features

Job CategoryRetail
DepartmentRetail
LocationSussex, see listing

Apply Online

Volunteer
Posted 2 weeks ago
Do you like to meet people? The role supports the Living Well Centre attendees, transporting them between their home and the hospice for activities, social events and therapies.

Job Features

Job CategorySupport Function
DepartmentLiving Well Centre
LocationNorth Chailey

Apply Online

Volunteer
Posted 1 month ago
This role supports the catering and housekeeping team who care for the people in our hospice.

Job Features

Job CategorySupport Function
DepartmentFacilities
LocationNorth Chailey

Apply Online

How to apply?

To apply to volunteer at St Peter & St James Hospice, please complete our application form on Better Impact via the link below. A member of our Volunteering team will then be in touch as soon as possible to arrange an informal chat and tour of the hospice.

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If you’d like to discuss our current volunteer vacancies, then please email us at volunteering@stpjhospice.org, call us on 01444 471 598 or use our contact form 

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