An introduction to volunteering

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At Cynthia Spencer Hospice we have a dedicated and passionate team of staff but as with most charities, we always need extra help and that’s why volunteers are so important. Not only are they a vital cog in the provision of our services, they also bring an extra dimension to the culture and atmosphere at Cynthia Spencer. As passionate advocates for the excellent palliative care and support we provide here, they also help create a link between the Hospice and the community, encouraging fundraising and increasing awareness.

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do with your time.

Whether you’re:

  • retired and keen to keep active
  • on a career break and in search of inspiration
  • a student with spare time during the holidays
  • between jobs and looking to make good use of your down time
  • a stay at home mum wanting to get out of the house while the little ones are at school
  • Make new friends and socialise more
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Learn new skills
  • Find a way into paid work or a change of career
  • Help you become a more attractive candidate for employers
  • Increase your confidence

Coming back to the Hospice as a volunteer is like reuniting with family. I really enjoy meeting people on reception and it's a pleasure hoping that I can help make their visits a little easier. I love nattering with the patients I drive to the Day Hospice too. In my previous role here I used to organise the volunteer drivers so it's very different being on the other side!




I absolutely love volunteering at Cynthia Spencer Hospice and would do my utmost never to let them down. What I particularly like apart from the fact that helping at the Hospice makes me feel useful and valued, is that Cynthia Spencer is a really lovely, caring place in which to help

Volunteer vacancies

This handy guide gives you everything you need to know about becoming a volunteer with Cynthia Spencer. To request a copy please contact us on 01604 973340 or email You can also pick one up at the Hospice or at our Donation Station.

Download our Volunteer with Us leaflet

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