Volunteers are vital in enabling St Michael’s Hospice to deliver quality care to patients and their families. Each week, hundreds of people give a few hours or more. Some people volunteer for one-off events and others do regular shifts. Most, if not all, tell us that the opportunity to meet and support people from all walks of life is a humbling and inspiring experience.

A warm smile and helpful telephone manner helps create a welcoming environment for all at St Michael’s. Responding to visitors’ needs makes a big difference to people lives and no two days are ever the same behind the Reception Desk.

St Michael’s provides a wide range of Day Hospice services that help improve people’s sense of well-being and quality of life. Volunteer drivers enable people without access to transport to benefit from spending time at St Michael’s and can also help delivering supplies.

For many, the Ward Clerk is the first face greeting patients and their loved ones to the Inpatient Wing. Working with nursing staff, this role provides administrative and clerical support and is suited to anyone who is used to working with computers and has experience of working in a busy office.

Open to all is very much the St Michael’s way, and our Spiritual Care team reflects this. Volunteers listen carefully to the views of everyone, of all faiths and none, in a caring and confidential environment.

Homemakers ensure all the visitors to the ward are well looked after with refreshments. They help the nursing staff serve food and ensure the ward maintains a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Gardeners help us maintain and develop our stunning grounds while enjoying the wonderful views of the Frome Valley.

Qualified volunteer hairdressers and barbers help patients feel and look good and share in their sense of well-being.

Volunteer in our busy onsite kitchen and help produce delicious food for patients and, through the Hospice Café, visitors and staff. You may also like to consider one of our Coffee and Books Cafés based in Hereford and Leominste

Join our successful retail team. Various roles are available from sales assistants to van drivers, sorting donations to valuing of stock. We also seek volunteers who enjoy paperwork and computer inputting.

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For St Michael’s Hospice to be able to offer a variety of therapies, we need qualified practitioners with at least two years of professional experience.

To offer our patients the best possible care, volunteer therapists join a supportive team that provides guidance and training. This ensures all volunteers feel safe, knowledgeable and confident while working with patients.

If you enjoy keeping people company, sitting quietly or engaging in light conversation or reading to someone, then you might appreciate spending time with patients on the ward.

Have you been to one of our fantastic fundraising events? We are always looking for keen people to help our events run smoothly.

Bereavement counsellors offer pre and post-bereavement support to patients and their family and friends who are affected by the situation

A bereavement service offering a space to process thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment, either at the Hospice or in a mutually convenient place.

Have you worked professionally within the building trade? We are always looking for skilled volunteers to help maintain the hospice buildings.

Help the offices at St Michael’s Hospice run smoothly and help stop the piles of paperwork becoming mountains.

Offer companionship in a patient’s own home and provide respite for their carer. It’s as easy as making a cuppa, having a chat, reading or perhaps a few light chores.

Informing the local community of the services provided by St Michael’s helps ensure people know about the care we provide. Volunteer drivers make this possible by taking our purpose-built vehicle out in the community.