Do you want to meet new people, learn a new skill or put your talents to good use? Volunteering could be just the opportunity you’re looking for.

There are more than 1,000 Hospiscare volunteers. Some give an hour or two of their time here and there, others help out every week. Each and every one of our volunteers is a valued member of our team, whether they’re sorting through jewellery, keeping our gardens looking beautiful or chatting to patients.

Choosing the role that’s right for you

We have more than 20 volunteering roles for you to choose from, in locations across the heart of Devon. If your passion is photography, you could take photographs of clothes, books and antiques for our online store. If you love fashion, you could style our shop mannequins or uncover designer gems.

See our volunteer roles


“If you’re considering volunteering, think about what suits your skills and personality.”

Read Noreen’s story


Why volunteer?

Some of our volunteers have been with us for more than 25 years! People benefit from volunteering in a number of ways, including:

  • Meeting a new circle of friends
  • Getting to know the local community
  • Learning new skills
  • Getting work experience to build a CV
  • Taking up a new challenge
  • Supporting mental health
  • Boosting self-confidence
  • Gaining huge satisfaction in giving something back

“I love volunteering! Some weeks I can’t wait to come in and I’ll often do a little extra if needed. The staff in the warehouse are so lovely and welcoming, and it’s great fun.”

Read Diana’s story

Who can volunteer?

We welcome volunteers aged 14 and up. For most roles, you don’t need any qualifications or special skills as we’ll provide full training. It could be that you’re retired and in need of a new challenge. Or maybe you want to build your CV to have a better chance of landing your first job. Whatever stage of life you’re at, we’d love to welcome you to our team.

“Volunteering has given me a huge amount of confidence. Even though I haven’t been living in Seaton very long, I really feel like part of the community. People will say hello to me on the street because they recognise me from the shop.”

Read Liz’s story

Volunteer Statistics

Why volunteers are so important to Hospiscare

  • 1000+


    We’re grateful for each and every one.

  • £1.3 million


    Our volunteers save us £1.3 million a year!

  • 20+ roles

    to choose from

    So we’re sure you’ll find something you enjoy

Take the first step

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, please get in touch with our team. It takes two minutes to send us a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Or you can call us on 01392 688068.

Ask about volunteering