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.

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!

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.


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

  • 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.