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Volunteering at St Oswald's Hospice

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with St Oswald's

We update this page with our current volunteering opportunities and role descriptions. If you’d like to apply for a role, please return your completed form to volunteer@stoswaldsuk.org

Please note, we are only able to accept application forms specifically for the available volunteering opportunities shown on this page. If you’re still interested in volunteering but can’t find a suitable role today, please keep checking back for new opportunities soon.

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Retail volunteering roles

If you are interested in volunteering with us in one of our charity shops, please email us with your preferred shop you would like to volunteer at and your details to volunteer@stoswaldsuk.org.


Shop Volunteer

Our fabulous shops are always looking to boost their volunteer power! You’ll be part of day to day shop life – customer service, processing donations and ensuring your retail space is inviting, organised and safe for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you see yourself creatively dressing windows, sorting and preparing stock, or front and centre behind the till, retail volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, gain experience and skills for your CV and of course to generate income for our wonderful Hospice.

if you would like to apply or find out more information about the role, please email us below and state your preferred shop you would like to volunteer at (Find your local St Oswald's shop here).


Van Driver Assistant Volunteer

As our shops reopen and donations are flooding in, we’re on the lookout for Van Assistant volunteers to support our brilliant Drivers. You’ll be involved in house clearances, moving and handling of large household items and making collections and deliveries from our shops around the region.

Based either at Kingston Park or our Benfield site, this role would suit someone looking to enhance their logistics or retail CV by getting stuck into a physically demanding volunteer role in a friendly team. You’ll be based at either our Kingston Park or Benfield site and days optional Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm.

if you would like to apply or find out more information about the role, please email us below.


Hospice volunteering roles

Admin Volunteer (Meeting Support)

We have a variety of meetings happening across our organisation (virtually via Microsoft Teams / Zoom as well as at our Gosforth site) and we would love a little volunteer power to help us make them as efficient as possible. If you’re looking for a flexible admin role and would like to mix volunteering from home with joining us on-site, we would love to hear from you!

This role closes on Sunday 25th April.

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Lymphoedema Volunteer

Our specialist Lymphoedema Service is the largest in the North East and we’d love to enhance its volunteer power! If you’re looking to gain hands-on experience for your studies or future career, or share your skills in patient care, we’d love to hear from you. Our Lymphoedema Volunteer role is based at our Hospice but involves delivering high standards of practical, personal and emotional support out in the community and in patient’s homes. You’ll be working with our wonderful Lymphoedema staff team to deliver treatment and support the running of this highly specialist service.

Please only apply to this role if you are able to regularly attend available volunteering slots (please see Role Description)

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Driver Volunteer – Fundraising Team

We have a brilliant driving role for volunteers who know their way around their local patch. We’re looking for a small team of friendly and reliable drivers to cover Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside and Northumberland and support our fantastic Fundraising Team logistics activity.

If you have access to your own vehicle and are keen to make a positive difference to our income generation activity, we’d love to hear from you!

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