Types of care service volunteer roles

The different volunteering roles available across our care services and how you can help support us to be there when it matters.

A Sue Ryder hospice volunteer pushing a trolley down a hall

Supporting our expert care

Volunteers play a huge part in supporting the delivery of our services.

Whether they’re running a marathon to raise funds for our centres or comforting a patient during the last hours of their life, volunteers make it possible for Sue Ryder to do all the amazing things we do.

Here are just a few examples of the types of volunteer roles we offer across our centres:

  • gardening and maintenance
  • spiritual care support
  • befriending
  • driver
  • reception and admin
  • complementary therapies
  • hospice biographer.

Interested in volunteering?

To register your interest please contact your nearest care centre or get in touch via our quick apply form. You can also search for roles near you on our volunteering portal.

Please call our Volunteer team on 0808 164 4572 or email for further information and advice.

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Volunteer with us

Join thousands of volunteers helping us be there when it matters for people going through the most difficult time of their lives.

Become a Grief Kind Spaces volunteer

As a Grief Kind Spaces volunteer, you can help run weekly sessions, enabling people to come together to talk and signpost them to our support services.

A smiling Sue Ryder hospice volunteer talking to a colleague
Volunteer to support our care services
There are lots of ways you can help support our healthcare teams as a Sue Ryder volunteer. Apply for and discover more about these roles.
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Frequently asked questions about volunteering
We've answered some common questions below about volunteering with Sue Ryder.
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Joining our volunteer team
By joining our friendly team of volunteers, you’ll make a real difference and help us to provide more expert care for more people.