Current volunteer vacancies

Got a few hours to spare? Want to make a difference? Join our 1,400 volunteers who make us who we are.

Although there are many roles throughout the hospice, below are some opportunities with information about what is involved.

Want to apply for a volunteer role? Download and complete the volunteer application form at the bottom of this page and return it to one of the addresses listed on page five of the form.

Some roles will require a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and mandatory training.

Ready to join us? We’ve made it really easy to get started and you can now apply online from your phone, tablet, PC or Mac.

Click here if you want to be a shop volunteer.

Click here if you want to volunteer in one of our hospices.

If you have any questions just get in touch on email at or give us call on 01743 236565 or 01952 221350.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet new people. Gain new skills. Support your community. Volunteer.


Be part of a cheerful, hardworking and award-wining team which raised £1.1million last year to help families across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.

We now have 27 community shops, including our new superstore, which is the largest charity shop in Shropshire. As we keep expanding, we need more helping hands to volunteer their time to support us so we can be there for families when they need it most.

We currently have opportunities for motivated and dedicated people…

Help us help others – join our team.

Office volunteers – Apley, Telford

Can you volunteer for at least half-a-day a week? If you’re free on Thursdays or Fridays that would be especially helpful.

Do you:

  • Have great people skills
  • Like talking on the phone

If you have good computer skills that’s a bonus but we can teach you what you need.

Shop volunteers wanted

We are currently looking for shop volunteers across Shropshire.

Duties could include sorting, steaming, working on the shop floor and on the till serving customers.

Full training and support will be given, plus the chances to enhance your CV and work towards qualifications including NVQs.


Are you available: Monday 9am – 1pm, Tuesday 1pm – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Sarah, on 01746 866157 or

Craven Arms

Are you available: Monday 9am – 1pm / 1pm -5pm? Or from 1pm – 5pm on a Thursday, Friday or a Saturday?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Nicky, on 01588 672949 or


Are you available: anytime Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Emily, on 01691 779 466 or


Are you available: Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Tina, or assistant shop manager, Liz, on 01952 585299 or


Are you available: anytime Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.00pm?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Debbie, on 01743 211317 or


Are you available any days, mornings or afternoons: Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm?

For more information, contact the shop manager, Debbie, on 01691 680218 or 


Are you available on any of the following days and times?

Tuesday and/or Wednesday from 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm.

Friday and/or Saturday 1pm – 5pm.

For more information, contact the shop manager, Claire, on 01952 460270 or


We are reopening our new-look shop on Thursday 12 September and are looking for volunteers to help us. Do you have any free time? Get in touch!

Contact the shop manager, Rhiannon, on 01938 554831 or

Retail health and safety volunteers wanted

Do you have:

  • Your own transport and can drive to visit our shops
  • A flexible diary
  • Excellent people skills
  • An interest in a positive health and safety culture

Want to know more? Come and meet us!

We offer two-hour trials with free tea, coffee, biscuits and laughs.

Contact Paula Carless directly for more info by phone 01743 272082 or email  

Reception – Bicton, Shrewsbury

Would you like to be part of our front-of house team who welcome visitors to the hospice?

Do you:

  • Have great people skills
  • Like talking on the phone

If so, this volunteer receptionist role could be for you! We are particularly looking for volunteers who can help on a Thursday afternoon.

If you have free time and want to help, please give Paula a call to discuss the opportunity further on 01743 272082 or email

Ward volunteers wanted in Shrewsbury

We have the following vacancies for ward volunteers in our Shrewsbury hospice:

Monday: Evening

Wednesday: Afternoon and evening

Friday: Evening

Saturday: Afternoon and evening (Four sessions in total)

Sunday: Afternoon and evening (Four sessions in total)

Ward volunteers are involved in non-nursing tasks, such as serving meals and drinks to patients, talking to patients, giving out water jugs, laying lunch and supper trays, using the dishwasher, preparing drinks for patients and their visitors, keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy, attending to the patients’ flowers, answering the telephones and responding to patients’ bells. If trained, our ward volunteers may feed selected patients.

If you would like to help, please call or email Frances Gardiner, Volunteer Coordinator, 01743 236 565 or for an informal chat.

Do you have green fingers? Fed up of looking after your own garden and want more of a challenge?

We have large, beautifully tended gardens which are cared for by a team of volunteers whose skills range from complete beginners to those with years of experience and very green fingers!

What do our gardening volunteers do?

Our volunteers support the contracted gardener to help achieve an area of beauty and peace for the enjoyment of patients, visitors and those attending the hospice.

Tasks undertaken by the volunteers include:

  • General gardening maintenance as requested.
  • Weeding beds
  • Watering as required
  • Deadheading flowers and shrubs
  • Pruning as directed
  • Lifting, dividing and cutting back herbaceous perennials as required
  • Planting out summer bedding and other plants as required
  • Mulching flower beds as required
  • Autumn leaf raking

At the moment we have vacancies on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at both Telford and Shrewsbury.

If you enjoy gardening and would like to be part of the team please contact Frances Gardiner 01743 236565 or  email


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