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Volunteering at Birmingham Hospice

Start your volunteer journey with Birmingham Hospice.  Volunteering is much more than giving time – it’s a way of enriching your life. There are so many ways you can get involved – we have roles in our high street shops, our hospices and within our Fundraising Teams.

Exciting volunteering opportunities

Depending on your interests and skills, there are lots of different and exciting volunteering opportunities. Whether you can give a couple of hours a week or several days a month, your time will make all the difference.

To sign up for our volunteers’ newsletter, with details of all the latest ways to get involved, please email us on

We can’t wait to welcome you to our team

As a volunteer, you could marshal at one of our fundraising events, help coordinate activities in our Living Well Centres, sort through donations at our shops or be part of our inspiring Befriending Service.

We would love to hear from you – help us make every moment matter for patients and their families.

Please note that volunteer roles cannot be used as training placements.
We can only consider clinical placement requests from our recognised education partners:

  • University of Birmingham – Nursing, medicine, physiotherapy and social work.
  • Birmingham City University – Nursing and paramedics.
  • Coventry University – Occupational therapy.
I really encourage people to just do it – get involved in volunteering. It makes a massive difference whether you are making a cup of tea for someone or helping at a hospice event.
Polly Patel
Volunteer Ambassador

View volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Office Assistant
We are looking for a volunteer to assist with general office duties in our Supporter Experience and Finance Processing team.
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Volunteer Gardeners
Can you spare a few hours a week to help maintain our gardens to provide a tranquil place for patients, colleagues and visitors?
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Volunteer General Assistants (Catering) – Selly Park
How you can make a difference? Help provide a meals and beverages for people staying in our Inpatient Units.
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The Hive Café Volunteers (Selly Park and Erdington)
Provide a much needed cuppa, homemade cakes and snack for our colleagues, patients and their loved ones.
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Hosts/hostesses, Living Well Centre, Erdington
Hosts and hostesses welcome patients, chat to them, and serve tea and coffee, helping them feel welcome and at ease when attending our sessions.
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Community Volunteer
Join Team VIVS (Very Important Volunteers), a community of volunteers who are ready and able to support our varied range of fundraising activities
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Befriending Service Coordinator Volunteer
If you are a warm and friendly person who enjoys speaking to people and creating friendships and social connections, then we need you.
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Befriending Volunteer
Befriending Volunteers help deliver our Support at Home services, supporting patients at risk of social isolation or loneliness.
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Spiritual Care Volunteer
As a Spiritual Care Volunteer you will provide a holistic approach to patients, relatives and colleagues to meet these needs.
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Your efforts make all the difference


Volunteer Support Workers had 495 patient contacts last year in person or by phone


Family and Carer Support volunteers sent 650 letters to people offering support after a bereavement


Fundraising groups raised over £17,000


110 volunteers raised over £9,800 during the Big Brum Bucket Collection Weekend 2018


Collection volunteers gave over 350 hours, raising more than £19,900 in 61 collections


Collection Box coordinators helped raise £29,180 from collection tins across Birmingham and Sandwell


140 Retail volunteers gave 38,405 hours of their time supporting our shops


Gardening volunteers dedicated 495 hours maintaining our garden and grounds


Maintenance volunteers spent 120 hours providing safety checks to our fleet of vehicles


Reception volunteers committed 2,506 hours, welcoming visitors and answering telephone calls