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Current volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Hospice Receptionists

Location: Canterbury
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 1.00pm - 4.00pm or 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm, on a regular or 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 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 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 Physiotherapist Assistant

Location: Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet
Hours: Variable, depending on the days of the week and times of the sessions – a minimum attendance of 3 hours will be expected

Our physiotherapy programmes are designed to help individual patients to maintain independence and promote quality of life. We are looking for volunteers to support some of our therapeutic programmes across all 3 of our hospice sites. As a Volunteer Physiotherapy Assistant you will work closely with the Physiotherapy team to help deliver tailor made therapeutic services [...]

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Volunteer Weekend Receptionist

Location: Ashford
Hours: Saturday and Sunday shifts by arrangement: 9am - 1pm, 1pm - 4pm, 4pm - 7pm

Do you have some spare time at the weekend 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 at our Ashford hospice. The role [...]

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Volunteer Supermarket Collector

Location: Supermarkets in Canterbury, Ashford, Thanet and surrounding areas
Hours: Varied – to be agreed with the Community Fundraising Manager

We are looking for friendly and outgoing people to join us as supermarket collectors helping to make a difference for Pilgrims Hospices by giving just a small amount of time per month. In the role of supermarket collector you will attend supermarket collections during a pre-arranged time (usually we organise the day into shifts). You are likely [...]

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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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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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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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