“As a team of staff we are constantly inspired by the dedication of our volunteers”
I am interested in volunteering, what do I do next?
You will need to complete an application pack which can be obtained from Voluntary Services in the following ways:
Phone – 01782 344332
When we receive the completed forms we will contact you to arrange for an interview
Which departments can I volunteer in?
There are many departments throughout the Hospice and 16 shops in the community within which you can volunteer, including patient areas, fundraising, reception and admin. Click on the volunteer roles page to see our Hospice departments that utilise volunteers.
How many hours a week will I have to do as a volunteer?
You can do as much or as little volunteering as you are able to do, this can be discussed with you further at interview.
What qualifications do I need to volunteer at the hospice?
You do not require any formal qualifications to volunteer at the DMH; we will try our best to find a role for you which suits your skills, experience and interests.
What training will I receive as a volunteer?
Every volunteer is invited to a Douglas Macmillan Hospice Orientation Session. There is a 4 session Patient Area Training Programme with different requirements depending upon the specific role. Each other department have on the job and specific training related to the individual roles. This will be discussed further at interview.
Are there any age restrictions to volunteer?
The majority of our volunteers are over 18 but we will discuss appropriate roles with young people aged 15+, there is no upper age limit to volunteer. The In-Patient Unit and Supported Lodges have an age restriction of 18 years +.
What if I don’t enjoy the volunteer role I am given?
You are invited to attend a taster session in the role you are given and will have the opportunity to discuss alternative roles if you do not enjoy it after this session or at a later stage.