Each year we face the challenge of finding the money to cover our running costs. That’s why the work done by our highly motivated team of more than 600 volunteers is so vital to us. It means that we can spend the maximum amount of money directly on caring for our patients.
Rachel, 20, Events Assistant. "I volunteer with St Luke's because I get some great hands-on experience and my efforts contribute to such a worthwhile cause. I have a wide range of tasks that will enhance my CV, so I'm never bored and I'm learning so much!"
Volunteers do many different and important jobs for us; and they bring a wide range of skills and experience to their work. Whether it's working in one of our shops, helping with fundraising, running events, collecting donations, driving, providing fresh flowers in the Hospice or one of the many other roles, volunteers form a vital part of the St Luke's team.
John, 57, Bucket Collector. "My mum-in-law was taken care of by St Luke's and taking part in bucket collections is one thing I can do to say 'thank you'. It's very rewarding in an emotional sense and the generosity of people is always very touching."
It’s also thanks to the expertise of some of our volunteers that we have such a comprehensive and supportive bereavement service.
None of our volunteers is paid. Their reward is in helping us to help our patients, their families and friends.
Marguerite, 74, Shop Volunteer. "I started out as a volunteer driver, but when the Gleadless shop opened I put myself forward. The shop is just my scene because I love keeping busy and making money for a worthy cause...and you never know when you may need St Luke's yourself!"
All volunteers who work with people in our care have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
Interested in volunteering?
We'd love to hear from you. We’d really appreciate your support in areas such as administration, organising events, collections, contacting our supporters, and giving talks to help us spread the word.
To become a volunteer at St Luke's Hospice you must be over 16 years old, and be willing to undertake any training that's required for the role.
For more information or an application pack please contact our Human Resources department on 0114 235 7542, or email firstname.lastname@example.org