Volunteering - Your Gift of Time
Michelle Roberts, CEO of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, “Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity and open to all. Our volunteers make a significant contribution to the care provided by the Hospice for local people in our community facing terminal illnesses. We simply could not achieve all we do without them.”
Chris Myatt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, “Our Volunteers work selflessly for the benefit of others. Their tireless efforts and contribution are a significant part of what we do, allowing us to provide palliative care and support for all our patients.”
Volunteering at the Hospice
Volunteers have always been closely involved with the development of the hospice movement. The initial drive to open an Adult Hospice, in North Staffordshire, came from the community, when a group of volunteers joined together in the late ‘60s to raise awareness and money. The volunteers successfully opened the Hospice to receive its first patient in 1973, this inspirational beginning highlights how important volunteers are to the continued development and growth of the DMH.
Over 700 volunteers are donating their generous gift of time to the DMH. Their commitment and enthusiasm radiates through the Hospice 7 days a week 365 days a year. The volunteers actively contribute to all departments within the Hospice including patient areas, administration, fundraising, retail and support services.
The volunteer section on the website will provide you with all the information you require to join our fantastic and enthusiastic team. The DMH Voluntary Services Team are actively recruiting volunteers to assist in many departments. Click here to see the various roles available and if you are interested, please email
Training, Education and Hospice Orientation
The DMH offers training, education and orientation sessions for our community of volunteers, click on this link to view the dates and topics offered.