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Current volunteering opportunities

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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Weekend Hospice Receptionist

Location: Canterbury
Hours: Saturday and Sunday shifts by arrangement 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

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. The role includes being the first [...]

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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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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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Volunteer flower arranger

Location: Canterbury
Hours: Up to 2 hours weekly, fortnightly 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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eBay/Online Sales Volunteer

Location: Retail Offices, Chartham, Canterbury
Hours: Flexible, although a minimum of half a day a week is preferred. Office hours are between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday

We are looking to grow our team of volunteers in our eBay/online sales team based in Chartham in order to help raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices. Selling donated collectable items, via the most appropriate online sales option, makes a positive difference to our patients. If you have a good eye for presentation, then come and [...]

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Volunteer Supermarket Collector

Location: Supermarkets in Canterbury and in the surrounding area
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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Retail Maintenance Volunteer

Location: Supporting shops within the Ashford Hospice catchment area
Hours: Ideally one day a week, Monday to Friday, hours to be agreed

Are you a DIY enthusiast or someone with building experience who may have some time to spare? We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to support our Retail Maintenance team to keep our shops and warehouses in excellent condition for our customers, staff and volunteers. The role will consist mainly of visiting the shops [...]

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