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Current volunteering opportunities

Volunteer flower arranger

Location: Canterbury
Hours: Up to 2 hours on Saturdays, Sundays or on a flexible basis

Pilgrims Hospices is well known locally for its beautiful garden areas and floral displays.  Our volunteer flower arrangers help to maintain attractive arrangements around the hospice to welcome patients, visitors and staff. Experience and skills we would find useful include: Experience of flower arranging A keen eye for detail An empathic and sensitive approach Commitment and reliability All hospice volunteers are given a [...]

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Flexi Weekday Hospice Receptionist

Location: Canterbury
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm, on a flexible basis

Do you have some spare time and would like to support us in providing excellent services to our patients? If you do, and you have some experience of working with the public, we would very much like you to be one of our much valued volunteer receptionists. The role includes being the first point of contact [...]

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Volunteer Complementary Therapist

Location: Thanet, Canterbury and Ashford
Hours: To be agreed, although a minimum commitment of 3-4 hours a week would be expected

Complementary therapies are very much part of the overall care given in hospices throughout the country. Pilgrims Hospices offers a wide range of the most effective complementary therapies available.   All therapies given in the hospice are truly holistic, helping to ease physical pain, anxiety, and spiritual distress. We are looking for Volunteer Complementary Therapists to join [...]

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Volunteer Hairdresser

Location: Thanet
Hours: Thursdays, usually between 10.30am and 3.30pm, but precise times to be agreed and attendance at relevant training

Are you a qualified and experienced hairdresser who would like to provide hairdressing services to our patients to help them feel pampered, relaxed and refreshed. The role involves providing patients of either our Therapy Centre or the Inpatient Unit with a number of services including cut, trim, shampoo, set and blow dry.  All materials will be provided. Please [...]

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Volunteer Counsellor

Location: Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet
Hours: To be agreed, although a minimum commitment of 6 hours a week would be expected

Pilgrims Hospices’ Counselling Team offer psychological and emotional support to patients, families and friends affected by the events and changes illness brings, through to bereavement. We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteers with a counselling qualification who, ideally, have been able to demonstrate appropriate experience in this field of work, to join our professional team. You [...]

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Volunteer Gardener

Location: Canterbury
Hours: To be agreed, but a minimum of one morning a week would be expected between Monday and Friday

Why we need you: Pilgrims Hospices relies on support from volunteers to maintain a beautiful, clean and welcoming environment for our patients and their visitors. What you will be doing: You will work under guidance from our Head Gardener and the Hospices Services Manager as part of an enthusiastic team. Duties will include: Tidying/weeding various areas when required Helping keep [...]

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Catering Assistant

Location: Thanet
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 2.00pm – 6.00pm or 3.00pm to 7.00pm

We are looking for volunteers to support our busy catering team with general kitchen duties in order to ensure the delivery of high quality catering services to our patients, visitors and staff. You will have an interest in catering, holding or being willing to undertake training for the Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate. [...]

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Volunteer Receptionist

Location: Thanet
Hours: Monday to Sunday shifts by arrangement: 7.00pm - 9:00pm

If you have time to offer in the evenings (7.00pm- 9.00pm), especially if you have some experience of working with the public, we would like you to be one of our much valued volunteer receptionists. The role includes being the first point of contact for visitors, welcoming them in a polite, courteous and professional manner [...]

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Ann Robertson Centre Volunteer

Location: Canterbury
Hours: 1 day a fortnight – 8.30am to 3.00pm

If you can spare one day a fortnight and have good customer service skills, then do come and join us as a volunteer at our Education & Training Centre in Canterbury. Named after our hospice founder, the Centre is a purpose built facility available for hire to local organisations and the local community. You would be [...]

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Volunteer Retail Shop Assistant

Location: Chartham Furniture Store
Hours: 4 hour shifts, mornings and afternoons, Monday to Saturday

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to give something back to your community and support your local hospice? Then why not consider volunteering in our Chartham Furniture Shop. The success of our shops is largely down to the commitment and enthusiasm of our Volunteers. We are looking for willing and enthusiastic people with good [...]

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