Pilgrims volunteers truly make a difference to the lives of people across east Kent who are living with incurable illness.

Do you want to make a difference within your local community?

Volunteers are key to our success, and more than 800 people currently volunteer in our shops located across east Kent. They help to raise much needed funds so that we can provide high quality support and care to our patients and their families.

I’d recommend volunteering for Pilgrims because they’re a caring organisation; they listen to people and will give you the support you need to become a confident volunteer.

Paul, Hythe shop volunteer

You can undertake a range of tasks including:

  • Sorting through donations
  • Steaming clothes
  • Serving customers on the shop floor and at the tills
  • Merchandising of the stock in the shop
  • Visual merchandising
  • PAT testing donated electrical goods
  • Ensuring the shop floor and back area are kept clean and tidy
  • Promoting the work of Pilgrims Hospices within the local community

So, if you want to volunteer in a fun and friendly environment then do come and volunteer at one of our 30 shops.

How to apply for a volunteer role

To apply for a volunteer role at any of our shops, please download and complete an application form and send it to the relevant email address included on the volunteer opportunity listing, or drop it into the shop in person.

We aim to reply to all volunteer queries within 48 hours.

Volunteer roles at our shops:

As part of the recruitment process, Pilgrims Hospices collects and processes personal data relating to volunteer applicants. Pilgrims Hospices is committed to acting in a transparent manner at all times in relation to how it collects data and for what purposes, and will not retain the data of unsuccessful applicants for more than 6 months.

More information is available in our Privacy Policy.

With posts that are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

We're accredited by REVAMP, a quality mark for Volunteer Involving Organisations developed by Stronger Kent Communities, a leading provider of support for the voluntary sector in Kent.