Volunteer with us

You could be helping us to deliver our services

Volunteering with us is rewarding and can be fun. It gives you an opportunity to socialise, develop new skills and gain experience in retail and customer service. All you need is a couple of hours a week or a day a month to spare.

What does volunteering entail?

Our volunteer roles are varied and include; supporting our nurses with patient care, welcoming visitors as a receptionist and working in one of our shops, to name just a few.

If a public facing role is not what you have in mind, you could offer your time to help us with administrative tasks in our offices, help to maintain our beautiful gardens next to the lake or sort donations in our distribution centre.

Volunteers needed for our shops

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our retail teams, where we always need an extra pair of hands. Tasks normally include serving customers, operating the till, sorting donations, pricing and preparing goods for sale and keeping the shop looking clean, interesting and attractive.  A trial session can be arranged for you to try it out. We’ll give you on the job training and support.

How to apply

Please click on the boxes below for more information about our roles and if you’re interested, please contact us. and we’ll be in touch. Current restrictions mean that we are unable to recruit new volunteers in some of these areas at the present time but we will be in contact as and when the roles become operational again.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our team on 01908 306997/306998 or email volservices@willen-hospice.org.uk

Read our blog to see the impact that our amazing volunteers make to our Hospice.
Find out how we handle privacy on data for new applicants, current volunteers or read our Volunteer Charter.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.

Willen Hospice is a Registered Charity No. 270194 and is a Company Registered in England and Wales with Company No. 1231909

Willen Hospice, Milton Road, Willen Village, Milton Keynes, MK15 9AB