Volunteer vacancies

Everyone at Severn Hospice cares passionately about what we do and that makes volunteering here very special – you will be part of a team making a real difference to people’s lives.

Just scroll down to see what vacancies we have at the moment and to apply online. Thanks for wanting to support us!

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Shop Volunteer – multiple roles

Hours to suit

Shops across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales

Does volunteering in one of our shops sound right up your street? Being part of our retail team is fun, busy and most of all rewarding.

There are so many ways to get involved from being on the shop floor stocking shelves and rails, welcoming and serving customer and for the creative making wonderful displays or if you prefer the backroom you can sort, tag and prepare donations ready for sale.

Whichever role or location suits you, you’ll help create memorable shopping experiences that raise over £1.5 million every year for our care services.

With over 30 community shops across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid-Wales volunteering with us in your local store has never been easier.

More details about the different roles are here

Apply online here.

Ecommerce Volunteer

Hours to suit

Shrewsbury Superstore

We are looking for volunteers to join our Ecommerce team, where we take the weirdest and most wonderful items from our shops and sell them online. We are based in a studio above our Superstore but unlike our other shops, all our customers are online.

Before donated treasures reach our customers we photograph, research and list items, pack them up and dispatch.

You can have experience or be ready to learn new skills. Full training will be given, along with cups of tea and fun!

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Event Crew

Ad hoc

Our event crew play an essential part in making sure our events and activities run smoothly and that all participants and supporters have fantastic experiences.

You can get stuck in setting up and stewarding events like the iconic Dragon Boat Festival, dramatic Fire and Ice Challenge and the poignant Lights of Love service – all of which help us generate vital funds to support our care services.

There are so many exciting opportunities to get involved from welcoming and registering participants, car parking, marshalling a route to handing out medals or running a merchandise stall.

It’s also a brilliant way to volunteer on an ad-hoc basis and can fit around busy lives.   

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Weekend Housekeepers


Saturday 8am-11am, 12pm-3pm

Sunday 8am-11am, 12pm-3pm

Housekeeping volunteers are central to creating a special warm, friendly and relaxed home-from-home environment for our patients and visitors to our in-patient units.

It’s the special touches that count and you’ll be joining our fabulous team, who are the friendly faces on hand to make sure every need is met during their stay – from lovely soft linen and beautiful fresh flowers to serving drinks and meals, keeping the ward kitchen spick and span or simply being a bit of company and there for a chat.

Being on hand to help patients and visitors feel cared about and comfortable really does make all the difference and also helps our nursing staff to focus on personal and clinical care.

*Must be 18 years or over*

*Due to infection control, Housekeeping volunteers are not allowed to wear false nails or nail varnish while on duty*

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Bucket Collection Volunteer

Ad hoc and one-offs

Minimum of 2 hours per shift

Join our Bucket Brigade and help us with our community bucket collections.

Bucket collections are not only a great way to raise much needed funds for us, but also a great way to connect with our local community.

This is a perfect opportunity if you would like to support us on an ad-hoc or one-off basis. It’s flexible and can easily fit into busy lifestyles.

If you’ve a couple of hours to spare it can really make a huge difference. Money raised through our collections directly supports our caring services.   

Our fundraising diary includes regular collections across the region, anywhere from Dawley Centre to Shrewsbury’s Asda.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in collecting in your local area.

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Ward Meet and Greet Volunteer

Evenings (Monday to Sunday): 16.30-18.30

Weekends: 9.30-11.30,    12.00-14.00,  14.00-16.00


Meet and greet volunteers are often the first friendly faces patients and guests see when visiting or staying on the ward.  A warm and reassuring greeting makes our welcome special and is integral to our relaxed home-from-home environment.

Caring is at the heart of what we do, and as a naturally empathetic and approachable individual you’ll play a crucial role in providing patients and their loved ones with the best possible experience from the moment they arrive.

Our welcome is so much more than a brief ‘hello’. It’s all about a personalised welcome based on the needs of our visitors – from showing them the comfy rest areas and toilets, making them much needed brew to sharing the best walks in the grounds if they need some fresh air.

Our support also extends beyond our wards, so if the phone rings you’ll also be on hand to answer calls and take messages if staff are unavailable.

Full details available here.

Apply online here.

Refresh Café Assistant Volunteer

Hours to suit Monday to Sunday, between 11am and 3pm


Our Refresh Café is so much more than the tea and cake. Being customer focussed we provide warm and welcoming experiences in a beautiful setting that has people and community at our heart.

Volunteering at Refresh is busy and varied – being friendly and enthusiastic you can be greeting and seating customers, taking bookings and serving and clearing tables through to helping in the kitchen loading the dishwasher.

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Volunteer Gardener

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 1pm     Telford

Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm          Shrewsbury

Our friendly gardeners are looking for more helping hands to join the teams in maintaining our tranquil grounds.

If you enjoy the outdoors and nature, willing to get your hands a little dirty and appreciate beautiful spaces then this could be the volunteering role for you.

Our gardens, known for their therapeutic value, are for everyone and our volunteers help in making them look beautiful all year round for patients, families and visitors.

You’ll be helping with regular activities such as planting, propagating, deadheading, pruning and weeding and for the more energetic scarifying, mulching, watering and general tidying.

You don’t have to be a horticultural expert – we’ll guide you and help expand your gardening skills and knowledge along the way.

Full details available here

Apply online here.

Promotional Merchandise Volunteer


Our lottery team head out and about to wedding fairs and events to promote our celebration and wedding favours.

This year we’re hoping to attend more events and make connections with venues, wedding planners and bridal shops, so are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join us.

Supporting our friendly and proactive lottery team, you’ll help set up our stand, chat to customers and help spread the word about these wonderful favours.

Full details available here

Apply online here.

“Severn Hospice’s volunteers have the Royal seal of approval after receiving The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups.”


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