Costing more than £2 million each year to deliver our services, we depend on volunteers in almost all of our work to fulfil our goal of providing free care to patients and their families.


Our primary aim is to help more people and it is incredible to think that more than 350 volunteers support this aim. Members of the community bring a wonderful diversity of skills helping us to address a growing need. Volunteers help to form the back bone of the Hospice, enabling us to deliver the highest quality of care and support to our patients and their families.

You can join us on a regular or occasional basis and we have many different roles reflecting volunteers’ individual skills, interests and availability.

In volunteering for the Shakespeare Hospice, you will not only be supporting those in your community who need it most, but you will meet new people, make new friends and we guarantee you will have fun. You might learn some new skills, ideal for those looking at future employment or a career change.


Click here to download our volunteering leaflet and find out what our volunteers think, what you can get involved in at The Shakespeare Hospice and how to get involved!




Retail Volunteers

Volunteers work in all the Hospice's Retail stores.

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Patient Services

Volunteers work in all areas of Patient Support including Diversional Therapy, Complementary Therapy and Chaplaincy, Driving, Counselling and Young People's Support Services.

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Volunteers work in all areas of the Fundraising both regularly and ad hoc, helping to raise awareness and essential funds.

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Administration volunteers work in a variety of administration roles, supporting staff across all services.

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Young People's Volunteering

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Support Services

Volunteers support the functioning of the Hospice, by working in our garden, kitchen, with our Housekeeper and supporting our Maintenance and Facilities Co-Ordinator.

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL