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Volunteers' Week

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Volunteers' Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate of our volunteers - their stories, their achievements and their vital contributions to our charity.

Volunteers are an essential part of life in every area of St Luke's and cover all sorts of roles, whether that's helping in our charity shops or taking bucket collections at football matches, making beautiful flower arrangements for our patients' rooms or running activities up at Clifford House.

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and have many different reasons for supporting us. Each volunteer brings their own unique personality and set of skills to St Luke's, and in return, they all gain something different - whether that's friendship, experience, a new hobby or even a new qualification. Our stories below cover some of the diverse roles and stories our volunteers have had to share with us.

If you're looking to boost your CV, make friends or simply get more involved with your community, volunteering with St Luke's can help you do just that!

Feeling inspired? To join the team, apply here.

Your Stories

"I completed my Retail NVQ whilst volunteering at St Luke's. Now I'm a Deputy Shop Manager!"


When Latifa first started volunteering with us three years ago, she didn't feel she had much experience and was struggling to find work that she could balance with childcare. After completing the Retail NVQ course we offer, she's now secured a job as Deputy Shop Manager at our City Road shop.

"Volunteering has helped me to get to know so many people I wouldn't normally meet."

14-year-old Sonny originally started volunteering at our Ecclesall Road shop as a way to add some work experience for his CV. Now he's made friends of all different ages and loves catching up with the shop regulars!

"To make someone smile or improve their day is what I believe volunteering should be about."

Richard volunteers in our IT Support & Tech café at Clifford House, helping our clients get to grips with technology. Here's the story of how he helped Joanne set up her own blog so she can share moments of happiness.

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"Training enables you as a volunteer to develop and broaden your role."

Sharon and Fran have spent a lifetime in caring professions and after retiring they were determined to carry on that aspect of their life. They recently completed a Complementary Therapies Diploma, which has allowed them to offer massages and other therapies to our patients on their visits.

Read more.
Sharon and Fran

Where could volunteering take you?

If you'd like to get involved with St Luke's volunteering, take a look at our featured volunteering opportunities below. To apply for any role, all you have to do is fill in an application form and return it to volunteer@hospicesheffield.co.uk

You can also call us on 0114 235 5748 if you'd like to chat about any of these positions.


  • Beauty Therapist Volunteer

    The Beauty Therapist Volunteer must be a minimum of 18 years old and will carry out duties under the supervision of an assigned member of the Wellbeing Team at all times.
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  • ​Retail Volunteer

    Our retail volunteers assist the Shop Manager in all aspects of running our shops; including preparing our donations for the shop floor, keeping our stock room clean and organised, serving customers and visual merchandising. Volunteers can choose to specialise in any tasks or areas of the shop that they particularly enjoy.
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  • Complementary Therapist Volunteer

    The Complementary Therapist Volunteer must be a minimum of 18 years old carrying out duties under the supervision of an assigned member of the Wellbeing Team.
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  • Community Liaison Volunteer

    We are currently looking for Community Liaison Volunteers to accompany our Community Nurses when they visit patients from hard-to-reach communities of Sheffield to act as a conduit between patient and nurse, providing culturally appropriate information and support where necessary.
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  • Retail Admin Volunteer

    The Retail Department holds a large database of individuals, groups, associations and businesses that have supported the hospice by the donation of items for resale in our shops. The Retail Administration Volunteer will help with a number of monthly maintenance tasks, carried out under the supervision of the Area Shop Manager.
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