Without our team of over 1000 volunteers Dove House Hospice could not provide such vital care to the local community.  

Volunteers give their time across the whole hospice and they add so much to the services we deliver and are a vital part of our team. Volunteers make our care extra special, our shops warm and welcoming, our events run smoothly and keep our gardens beautiful, to name just a few things! We simply would not be here without them.

If you're interested, but not sure about becoming a volunteer, you can complete our 'Register your interest in volunteering' form below and a member from our People & Development team will be in touch about different volunteering options and how it can be a fit for you.

Register your interest to become a volunteer here

Ready to apply to be a volunteer?

If you think you are ready to become a volunteer for Dove House Hospice, please follow the links below and fill out the forms to start your volunteer journey and become part of something amazing.

Retail Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form (all roles other than retail)

Volunteers are needed in every area of the hospice:
  • Clinical
  • Fundraising and Events
  • Reception and Admin
  • Retail
  • Retail Distribution Centre
  • Support Services

Support your local community and make a real difference

Build skills and experience to enhance your CV

Promote your wellbeing and boost your confidence levels

Feel valued and part of a team

Meet new people and make life-long friends

Have fun!

Be part of some amazing events

Our busy event season has begun and we are looking for volunteers to support us and make them the most succesul events yet!

It's vital we have volunteers support us at our events to take on roles to make sure they run smoothly, without volunteers they simply would not be able to go ahead.

Are you interested? Remember that events volunteering doesn't need a regular commitment, just a few hours on the day of the event, it's the perfect way to volunteer and support Dove House if you don't have as much time to spare.

Learn more about volunteering at our events

Volunteers at Dove House

Here is why some of our volunteers decided to join us and what they do to support the hospcie


Knowing I am making a difference every time I step foot in the hospice is by far the best part of volunteering for me. Everyone is super friendly and we have so many laughs. They really make you feel like you are part of the team and that my time is valued.


Retail Volunteer
I really value my role as a volunteer and the part I play to ensure we open and serve the local people in my community and in turn support the hospice. I am valued and I know that my help makes a difference.


Retail Volunteer
Since I have been volunteering for Dove House I have noticed that my mental health has improved massively. Volunteering can be what you want it to be. You can come in, help and go home or you can build on areas you want to learn or gain skills in. For me it has given me valuable skills that I am forever trying to repay. Dove House has turned my life around!


Having had cancer myself it really does give you a different outlook on life and I am proud to volunteer at Dove House. It is only a little bit of time but it works around my work/life schedule and if everyone did the same it would make one big difference.


Volunteer of the Year 2019
I give my time and commitment to Dove House but I feel I get so much more out of volunteering than I give. It is hugely rewarding. I think Dove House is a fantastic place to volunteer and I would encourage everybody to give it a go.