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

Volunteering can be an enriching experience. Not only does it provide an opportunity to do something which benefits others, it also brings with it a sense of personal fulfilment and worth. Volunteering also provides opportunities to use your skills in many ways and learn new ones.

Valerie, a volunteer at our Netherton shop, has been volunteering for seven years. She said: "I love meeting new people and helping people who come in to the shop. I volunteer at the shop two days a week and I really enjoy working on the till."

Chris, a volunteer at our new Breck Road shop, said: "I have volunteered in different charity shops for about five years now but helping St. Joseph's Hospice is fantastic as it's a local charity, helping local people and I like helping them to raise money."

If you have practical skills and want to use them by helping out at the Hospice, please get in touch!

What roles are available?
• Shops - we urgently need volunteers to help in different roles in our shops across Merseyside
• Fundraising - working within our local communities to raise much-needed funds
• Hospice - Ward Clerk, Reception/Admin, Gardening, Kitchen, Patient Befriender, Tea Round

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

If you can't help on a regular basis, you may be able to help our Fundraising Team with their programme of events and activities.

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.

Download a Volunteer Application Form

Find out how we're marking Volunteers' Week 2020


Chris and Angela at Breck Road.                                    Valerie at the Netherton shop.

  • Supporting our volunteers through the coronavirus crisis

    Over 200 generous volunteers give up their own time all year round to provide vital support to the hospice and we are incredibly grateful for everything they do. Now it is our turn to support them.

    During these uncertain and worrying times, many of our volunteers are thankfully isolating and shielding themselves from the virus by staying at home and keeping themselves safe and healthy. But this does not mean we aren’t there for them as they are always there for us.

    We think it is more important than ever to stay in touch with our volunteers, many of whom live alone, and our volunteer co-ordinator has been reaching out to all our volunteers to check they are ok and to offer help and support to those who need it.

    We have compiled this signposting sheet containing useful telephone numbers and online links to local organisations who may be able to provide additional support or information to volunteers at this time. Plus, some tips on looking after your health and wellbeing.

    Download our Volunteer Support Sheet here

    If any of our volunteers would like to speak to someone at the hospice, even just for a friendly chat, we would love to hear from you. Our volunteer co-ordinator, Helen Pattie, is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can contact her on 0151 932 6043 or 07714 737 779 or by emailing helen.pattie@jospice.org.uk.

    We wish all our volunteers well and look forward to welcoming them back as soon as normal life resumes.

  • Shop Volunteers Needed

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

    Our shops are located at Allerton, Breck Road, County Road, Crosby, Formby, Maghull, Netherton, Southport and Walton Vale. We also have furniture shops in Warbreck and Kensington.

    We have lots of different roles available.

    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.