Volunteering at Nightingale House

We rely on the help of over 500 volunteers to be able to provide the best possible care for our patients. If you are able to support Nightingale House with a few hours of your time each week, please get in touch.

Retirement has provided me with two important gifts, time and opportunity. Volunteering at Nightingale House is an effective and very beneficial way of sharing these gifts and helping support such a worthwhile and important cause.

Chris HughesRetired Head Teacher

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering describes what people decide to do with their spare time, without pay, that benefits others and contributes to services in the community. At Nightingale House Hospice, volunteers provide a range of skills and experience to help provide the highest standard of care to our patients and their families. Everyone between the ages of 16 and 75 years old can volunteer at Nightingale House Hospice. In the wider community, volunteers contribute time to fundraising in the events arranged throughout the year. It’s not just what you contribute that matters. When you volunteer you will meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills and become a valued member of the team.

Training Programme

Nightingale House Hospice is committed to the provision of training for volunteers that is ongoing and appropriate throughout the Volunteer Placement. Every effort is made to ensure that all volunteers are given equal opportunity to access appropriate training and support.

Induction Training

New volunteers receive a general induction session on the nature and purpose of Nightingale House Hospice together with details of Fire Safety, Health and Safety and Moving and Handling requirements.

Further Induction Training

Sessions are arranged for volunteers with specific roles within the Hospice and include Infection Control and Food Hygiene courses.

Identification of Support

Support for volunteers is ongoing and will be made available from the start of the placement. Identification of a Volunteer Mentor will enable volunteers to discuss any concerns they have regarding the role.

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Apply to be a Volunteer

Get in touch if you would like to volunteer for Nightingale House Hospice!


In addition, we need two references in order to process your application. These should include one work / school / professional reference and one reference from someone who has known you for over two years. Following an interview, CRB Check (if appropriate) and Induction Training you will be assigned your volunteer role. We will arrange your work around your availability but it really helps us if the hours can be consistent as possible. Obviously, we realise things can crop up unexpectedly and just ask you contact us as soon as possible if you cannot fill your shift. We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team.