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Volunteer with us

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Volunteer with us


Volunteer with us

Volunteers play an important role within our organisation. We value the contribution our volunteers make and we would not be able to offer the services and care without their help and commitment. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team, so whatever your skills and experience, become ellenor volunteer.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with ellenor is highly rewarding and most importantly very enjoyable. It is a great opportunity to transfer your skills and experience to help support the patients and families we care for. It is also great way to give back to your local community, meet new people and learn new skills. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available within various areas of our organisation, from working directly alongside patients and families to roles in a supportive setting e.g. fundraising, shop assistant or office work.

Benefits of volunteering:

• Meet new people and make new friends.

• Gain valuable skills and experience.

• Make a positive contribution to your local community.

• Work in team within a professional environment.

• Learn more about what we do within the community.

• Evidence of regular volunteering may improve your CV.


When can I volunteer?

You can choose to volunteer with ellenor whenever it suits you. If you have a couple of hours to spare then let us know and we can organise for you to volunteer with us.

What kind of work can I do as a Volunteer?

We have a number of volunteering roles available across the whole organisation so whatever your skills and experience, we will find a role suitable for you:

  • Fundraising / events
  • Shop assistant within our Charity shops
  • Befriending
  • Driving (minibus or own car)
  • Bereavement support
  • Helping at youth group activities and outings
  • Desk Host and Cafe volunteer

(Please note: Some of our above roles require DBS disclosure.)

Please note, we currently are not accepting work experience or Duke of Edinburgh placements.

How do I apply?

If you’re interesting in becoming a Volunteer, then view our volunteering jobs and apply online.

If you need more information, please call us on 01474 538555 or email: hr@ellenor.org

What our volunteers say:

  • “One of the most rewarding thing about volunteering for the ellenor is the sense that you are part of a community and that through that you are able to help people when they are going through a difficult time.  One of the best things about volunteering with the Financial Support Team is the satisfaction you get when you've helped someone access a benefit that you know is going to make a little bit of difference to their life.” - Finance Support Team volunteers

  • “When answering the phones I feel that I can hopefully make a difference to people calling in by being kind and listening. I have over 30 years of experience of customer service to fall back on and really enjoy the ‘work’ and the company of the team.

    I would like to feel that I can make a difference with my help now in the event that anyone close to me (or myself) needs the help of ellenor in the future.

    No one moment stands out really. I do enjoy learning new things and getting to know more about the service and how it works. I also like the different admin tasks.” – Hazel Clarke, Admin Assistant

  • “When a client asked if she could just sit next to me and for her to hold my hand. It gave me a sense of well-being knowing that she felt she could ask me and I could give that comfort to her.” - Befriender

  • “The most rewarding aspect of volunteering is helping vulnerable persons in the community to be able to attend the hospice for them to meet other patients and for the nurses to help regulate their medication and enjoy lunch then take them home afterwards.

    The important difference is to be able to help patients by collecting them from their homes to attend the hospice and nice for me to meet different people

    Volunteering is very rewarding; it gives me a sense of self-satisfaction knowing I am helping in a small way.

    The moment that stands out for me during volunteering was being able to collect and return home the patients who are less mobile and would have been unable to attend the hospice.” – Patient Driver

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