Volunteer with us

We'd like to say a big huge thank you to our amazing volunteers, without whom the hospice would struggle to operate. Our #hospiceheroes support us in so many ways; from patient and family support; to catering support; to office support; to gardening; to fundraising support. Thank you!

Volunteering for Wirral Hospice

Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your time and support is enabling patients and families to receive the care they need

Volunteers have been involved with Wirral Hospice right from the very beginning, giving their commitment, skills and energy to support our work with patients, their carers and families.  You can make a real difference by joining our team of 500 volunteers.  We have opportunities based at the Hospice and in the community.

Volunteers are usually aged 16 and above. For most volunteering opportunities you do not require particular skills or qualifications as we will give support and training wherever necessary. An enthusiasm for Hospice care and a willingness to try new things are often more important.

People from all walks of life and all ages volunteer for us. We operate an Equal Opportunities policy..

Find out more about how you might be able to help

Carole Snow, Volunteer Services Manager, 0151 482 8986 volunteering@wirralhospice.org

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Our current vacancies are listed below, please follow the links to apply.

Bereavement Support

We are keen to expand our team of Bereavement Volunteers.

We offer bereavement support to grieving family members and close friends of patients we have cared for, giving one-to-one support and group support.

Volunteers offer befriending support not counselling, so you will not need formal qualifications. Training and supervision will be provided by us.

Book onto one of our information sessions to find out more about this much needed and valued support role.

Tue 14 May, 6.30-8pm (Meeting Room 2 in the main hospice)
Wed 15 May, 2.30-4pm (Meeting Room 4 in the fundraising & gift shop building)

If you would like to know more or wish to attend one of the info sessions, please contact our Bereavement Services Co-ordinator, Stella, on 0151 482 8987 / stellan@wirralhospice.org.


Our Hospice Gardens need additional gardeners to keep them at their best.  If you love fresh air, getting stuck in and being creative we want to hear from you.

Flexible Days and Hours


General Maintenance

Can you help us keep our Hospice clean, safe and looking great?  You don't need to be an expert but if you have DIY skills or are experienced in joinery or painting and decorating, our Facilities team need you!  We have a vacancy on Friday mornings, ideally on a weekly basis.

Catering Assistant - Inpatient unit

Are you a great communicator who enjoys helping others?  Our team of catering volunteers serve meals and refreshments to patients on the inpatient unit and bring a friendly face and listening ear to those who need it.  This role is open to adult applicants and is also suitable for students wishing to gain experience in a clinical environment.

We are currently recruiting for the following shifts and for relief bank

Monday 9.00 to 11.00am - fprtnightly slot

Monday 5.00 to 7.00pm - fortnightly slot

Wednesday 7.00 to 9.00pm - fortnightly slot

Thursday 9.00 to 11.00am - fortnightly slot

Thursday 11.30 to 1.30pm - fortnightly slot

Saturday 1.30 to 4.00pm - fortnightly slot

Bank volunteers to cover holidays and absences


Hospice Receptionist - out of hours

Do you have excellent communication and listening skills?  If you have a caring nature and can provide a welcoming face to patients and visitors we want to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting into the following shifts and for relief bank 

Sunday 3.00 to 6.00pm, fortnightly slot

Bank volunteers to cover holidays and absences



Fundraising Receptionist / Administration Support

Do you like being in a creative environment where no two days are the same?  If you enjoy interacting with people the Fundraising Office may be the place for you!  We are seeking bank volunteers to resource the reception area and provide practical / administration support to our busy team of Fundraisers.

Bank volunteer to cover absences

Retail Assistant - Community shops

Do you have a passion for fashion?   Can you spot a quality item or a great bargain?  Do you enjoy helping customers?  If yes to all of these, a Wirral Hospice charity shop might be the place for you.  Why not join a friendly team at one of our six locations across Wirral, you can even try a taster session before deciding to apply.

Volunteering Opportunities