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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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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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Retail volunteering roles

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to recruit new retail volunteers at this time. If you are interested in volunteering with us in one of our charity shops in the future once the current restrictions are eased, please email which roles you’re interested in with 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.

Van 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.