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Volunteering opportunities

Our volunteers are vital to the work of Pilgrims Hospices – without them we simply couldn’t continue to provide such a high level of patient care and support.

Around 1,500 volunteers are involved with Pilgrims Hospices, across all three sites and in the community. Volunteer support means that we need fewer members of paid staff. There are lots of reasons why people volunteer with Pilgrims – find out why! Please take a look at our  Guidelines for volunteers

Guidance Notes For Volunteers Pilgrims Hospices volunteers are vital to the successful running of our organisation. We could not exist without our dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteering is about developing your skills, meeting extraordinary people and working as part of an enthusiastic team. Pilgrims Hospices has developed a behaviour and values framework that underpins our success when providing palliative care to those in our community. In order that we can successfully meet the needs of our community volunteers are expected to adhere to these values by acting with dignity and respect when communicating with staff, colleagues, patients families and of course patients.


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Around 1,500 volunteers support Pilgrims Hospices




Exciting & Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity

Practical Support and Companionship


A fantastic and innovative service has been developed in East Kent to meet some of the unmet needs of people living with cancer and other long term health conditions.

Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with Crossroads Care East Kent and Pilgrims Hospices are looking for committed individuals who would like to have a positive effect on the life of people who are unwell.

Tasks could include: light gardening, light housework, prescription collection, social outings, shopping, escorting to appointments and form filling. We are also looking for people who could offer emotional support by being a ‘listening ear’ as well as offering encouragement and companionship.

In return, volunteers can expect to be trained, supported and valued. Expenses will be reimbursed as set out in the volunteering policy.

Volunteering can be wonderful and fulfilling and is a very positive addition to your CV as it can demonstrate your commitment to a work ethic. Certificates from training courses will also add value to your CV.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Marnie Enever, Macmillan East Kent Project Manager, 16 Reculver Road, Herne Bay CT6 6LE. Tel: 08450 958000 or email at


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