Volunteer Vacancies

The Shakespeare Hospice offers free palliative Day-Care, a Hospice at Home and a Young Persons service to people from within South Warwickshire and beyond. We currently receive just 11% funding towards the £2.4m it costs to run our Hospice and so rely heavily on the services of volunteers to work alongside our clinical, fundraising and administrative staff.

We are supported by hundreds of volunteers, but are always looking for more. We currently have the following vacancies and so if you would like more information or would like to pop in for a cuppa and an informal chat, please email enquiries@theshakespearehospice.org.uk  or telephone 01789 266852.




Volunteers required to work under the guidance of the Hospice Chaplain to offer spiritual and religious support to our patients and their families. 

Training and support is available, however, membership  of a church is essential for this role. 


Drivers required to transport our patients and carers to and from the Hospice. 

Full training will be given and expenses are available. 


Qualified therapists required to deliver complementary therapies to our patients and their carers in the Hospice and the Rigby Unit at the Stratford upon Avon Hospital.

The therapies we deliver are, Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Butterfly Experience, Rosen Therapy and selective massage.

To enquire about volunteering, please email enquiries@theshakespearehospice.org.uk  or telephone 01789 266852.


Qualified Counsellors required to work with bereaved clients on a one to one basis in the Hospice and in the community. This role is not suitable for those who work full time.




Working in partnership with our Community fundraiser and in an agreed geographical area, responsible for the maintenance of Hospice collection tins and the placement of marketing and promotional materials.

This role could be enjoyed by someone with a little time to spare.


Our fundraising team require volunteers to help them at a variety of Hospice and community events.

A hugely enjoyable and sociable role offering a variety of tasks to suit all abilities and interests.


We currently have shops located in the following areas:

Stratford-upon-Avon: Avenue Farm Furniture Store, Greenhill Street Boutique and Rother Street Book / Coffee shop

Henley in Arden, Alcester, Wellesbourne and a Furniture Store in Kenilworth

We require volunteers in each location and can offer a variety of roles to include: 

Retail Assistant

Furniture Store Administrator - based in our Avenue Farm Furniture Store

eBay Volunteer - based in our Avenue Farm Furniture Store

Upcycler - based in our Avenue Farm Furniture Store

Van assistant - based at our Avenue Farm Furniture Store




Required to help man the Hospices busy reception area.

Training will be given, however a calm and confident demeanour are required as is an excellent telephone manner.

Frequency: 8.30am-1pm OR 1pm-5.30pm



Required to assist the Chef in main Hospice Kitchen. 

Duties include food preparation and helping to keep the kitchen to an 'environmental health' standard. 

Frequency: 1/2 - 1 day each week, Monday – Thursday


Required to help our lead Housekeeper with general cleaning and housekeeping duties. 

Frequency: Frequency: 1/2 - 1 day, Monday – Friday

Training will be given.


Required to support our Facilities Co-ordinator with light maintenance duties within the Hospice and our retail outlets.

No qualification is needed, however a general knowledge of DIY is required along with the ability to deal with the manual handling aspects of the role.



Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

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How to Get Involved

The Shakespeare Hospice is keen to forge links with our local business community.

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Donating to Our Shops

Your donations are vital to the shops. We accept donations of good quality saleable items in all of our shops.

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