Coach House Shed project

Location: Canterbury

Status: Attendance is variable and can be agreed, except for the Coach House Shedder role, when half days sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, but could be increased depending on demand

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for Volunteer ‘Shedders’.

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Pilgrims is proud to be part of the Kent Sheds initiative. Our Coach House Shed, within the hospice grounds on London Road in Canterbury, is already in use several mornings a week with the Tools for Self-Reliance (Canterbury) ‘Shedders’. They work to restore pre-loved tools and equipment and create tool-kits that will help people in developing countries to find financial independence and sustainability. We’re working with them to open up the shed opportunities to the people of Canterbury, to meet, work, learn, have fun.

Find out more about our Coach House Shed project


We have three volunteer opportunities available:

  • Tools Restorer – Reconditioning a wide range of tools for vocational training projects in developing countries
  • Gardener – Supporting the care of the hospice gardens and grounds
  • Maintenance Support – Undertaking general maintenance, painting and decorating across the buildings on the hospice site

Role descriptions can be found below, which give more details of what each role entails and the skills and experience you’ll need; though we are mostly looking for is an enthusiastic attitude!

All hospice volunteers are given a full induction, which includes an introduction to Pilgrims, and training will be provided as required for the specific role. You can apply for more than one role.

To find out more about these opportunities please contact Adrian Matthews, Hospice Services Manager:

Apply today

Download and complete an application form and email it to canterbury.volunteers@pilgrimshospices.org.