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

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

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

As a shop volunteer, you can be involved with a range of tasks, including:

  • Sorting donations
  • Steaming clothes
  • Serving customers on the shop floor and at the tills
  • Merchandising stock in the shop, including 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

If you want to volunteer in a fun and friendly environment, come and volunteer at one of our shops - we'd love to have you!

Click below to find out more about volunteer opportunities at individual shops.

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.