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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.

Our retail department is also able to offer work experience and work placements.

Work experience or a placement may be the first time you visit a workplace and learn about employer expectations and the world of work.  It will also provide you with crucial knowledge, skills and personal attributes that employers look for.

Work experience will give you:

An understanding of the work environment and what employers expect of their workers

An opportunity to explore possible career options

Increased self-understanding, independence and self-confidence

The chance to 'try out' a workplace.

Employers are looking for more than just technical skills and knowledge. They particularly value skills such as communication, team-working and problem solving.  Job applicants who can demonstrate that they have developed these skills will have a real advantage and work experience or a work placement with St Oswald’s can help you achieve this.


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

Community Link Volunteer

Our Fundraising Team is looking to strengthen its community links and would love to hear from you if you’re looking for a flexible and impactful role within your local area.

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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research Volunteer

Our Research Team is looking for volunteers with a personal interest in local services supporting end of life and palliative care, to join their Patient and Public Involvement Group. As a member of the PPI group you would be involved in shaping future research at the Hospice by taking part in any of the following: identifying or prioritising research topics; being part of research advisory groups and steering groups; helping to make sure any written documents are easy to understand; and helping to share the results of research.

As our North East community is diverse, we’re looking for people from a range of backgrounds, walks of life and ages to join our PPI group. Find out more about the PPI group here.

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