Volunteer with us
Join our volunteering team and do something special with your time.
Our charity was formed by our local community coming together to bring hospice care to local patients and their families. And volunteers from towns and villages all across Buckinghamshire and its borders continue to help us be there for our patients when they need us most.
Volunteers are an invaluable part of our team – your time, skills and knowledge can bring something special to the charity, whatever your reason for volunteering.
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Volunteer in our Shops
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Other Volunteer Roles
Frequently Asked Questions
For most roles, the minimum age for volunteering at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is 14 years old. For patient-facing roles, you will need to be at least 18 years old.
We try to be as flexible as possible and will talk to you to arrange the times you are available. For some roles the times are fixed and in these cases we would like a commitment to these.
Our shop managers will be pleased to hear from you even if you only have a couple of hours to spend a week.
The easy answer to that is anyone. Everyone has something to bring to Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. We want our volunteer teams to represent the diversity of our local community. For example:
- if you have some spare time, you can help our fundraising teams by helping at events
- if you are retired, we will welcome your experience and skills. Plus, volunteering can help you make new friends and regain a sense of purpose
- if you are a student, you can volunteer to gain experience to enhance your career prospects
- if you want to boost your confidence to gain paid employment, volunteering can help (and shouldn’t affect any benefits you may claim).
Our shops offer places for students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We can support pupils aged 14 and above in any of our shops.
We advertise all our current volunteer roles on our website. If your preferred role isn’t advertised, we’d still love to hear from you. Our Volunteering Team can give advice on volunteering and help to match you to the right role.
Some roles do require a professional qualification or skill in a certain area; however for many roles what is needed is enthusiasm, positivity and a commitment to work within our values. match you to the right role and provide you with the training required.
All roles have on-the-job training. We also ask that all volunteers complete our essential training. This will enable you to keep yourself safe in the role and give you all the knowledge and skills you need to carry it out. We also have role-specific training where required.
We do ask for either one or two references depending on the role you are applying for. We also require DBS checks for some roles.
Yes – A criminal conviction doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t volunteer with us. If you have a criminal record and would like to volunteer we will need to speak to you about this and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, we do. Corporate volunteers can help us in many ways, whether that’s in our grounds and gardens, in our shops or at events. You can help us to build community links and valuable business support. Corporate volunteering gives us the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of people with varied skills. If you’re interested in corporate volunteering, please contact our Volunteering Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.