Over 200 volunteers support the hospice, providing crucial support behind the scenes and in our shops. 

Volunteering at St. Joseph's Hospice can be an enriching and empowering experience. Not only does it give people a chance to do something to benefit others, it brings with it a sense of personal fulfilment and worthVolunteering can provide opportunities to use your skills in many ways. If you have ideas for fundraising events and have good organisational skills, then we would like to have you on-board as a member of our fundraising support group.

Elaine Fayer and Diane Donaldson have been volunteering in the hospice’s shops since 2005. “I really enjoy helping to make money for the hospice and meeting new people and customers” said Diane.

Elaine added: “I love sorting through all the donations. We find some really interesting things and I enjoy seeing things that I remember from years ago.”

If you have practical skills and want to use them by helping out at the hospice e.g. flower arranging, gardening,helping out in the kitchen, general clerical/admin tasks - then please get in touch!

Why volunteer?
• To give something ‘back’
• To meet new people
• To learn new skills
• To be part of a team
• To make new friends
• To gain experience for employment

Who volunteers?
• Students
• Those who wish to return to work
• Those who have a little time on their hands
• Those having a career break
• Those in retirement
• Parents with young children
• Those in full time work, looking for that ‘something else’

How much time do I have to give?
• On a regular basis , as little as 2 hours a week
• On an occasional basis (at events)
• 3 - 4 hours in one of our shops

What can I do?

If you cannot help on a regular basis, then you may be able to assist us when we are allowed to host various local events at certain locations, Bag Packs, Street Collections and selling Raffle Tickets. These days are important because we not only raise funds, but we increase public awareness of the work that is done by dedicated staff and volunteers.

If you think you would like to become a volunteer with St. Joseph's Hospice or would just like to find out more, please contact our Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator, Helen Pattie on 0151 932 6043 or email helen.pattie@jospice.org.uk.


  • Shop Volunteers Needed

    We are currently looking for volunteers to help in our shops.

    Our shops are located at Formby, Crosby, Netherton, Maghull, Ormskirk, Southport and Allerton, and Furniture Shops at Waterloo and Kensington. 

    There's lots to do with something to suit all tastes .....

    Do you have a passion for fashion? If so, then sorting clothes might be for you.

    If retailing is your thing, then helping customers, pricing stock, or working on the till could be just right for you.

    Or perhaps you have an eye for design? Well then, arranging shop window displays would be a great way to show off your skills!

    If you think you may be interested, please contact Helen Pattie on 0151 932 6043 / email helen.pattie@jospice.org.uk or download an application form below:

    Volunteer Application Form

    Thank you.