Volunteering with St. Vincent’s means supporting us in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses, including during the last days of their lives. We would not be able to provide hospice care without the incredible support of our volunteers, whether they are raising funds through our shops and fundraising events or supporting our staff within the hospice buildings.
Through volunteering you will also:
No matter how much time you have to spare, every moment of volunteering matters and contributes to allowing us to provide hospice care to our patients and families.
Many volunteering opportunities are flexible and can be tailored to fit different schedules. Whether it’s a few hours a week or a single day of service, volunteers can find opportunities that work around their availability. Even an hour a week can make a big difference to the services we can offer.
The minimum age for volunteering with us is 16. There is no upper age limit for Volunteers.
You can read more about each of our roles on our volunteer opportunities page here:
You can apply using the form at the bottom of this page or on any of the role descriptions on the opportunity page.
You can also pick up an application form from any of our preloved or gift shops and at the Hospice building in Howwood. If you would like an application posted out please contact email@example.com
All applications will require two references. Any roles requiring a PVG or Standard Disclosure check will highlight this within the role description.
A character reference, also known as a personal reference, is written by someone who knows the individual and can attest to their personal qualities.
For example this could be: a current or previous employer, tutors or teachers, religious leaders, coaches, personal friends and neighbours.
We cannot accept references from close family members.
We recognise that providing references can be challenging for some individuals due to personal circumstances. If applicants require further support please get in touch.
“I have been a volunteer with the Online Team for just over a year. The Team sells clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac and other items on various online platforms to generate income for the Hospice. My role is to prepare draft descriptions and photographs of a whole variety of donated footwear. As my own taste in footwear is fairly conventional, it’s been a real eye-opener dealing with exotic shoe styles I never knew existed and certainly would never wear myself!
A number of years ago my partner Wasseem received outstanding care as a patient of St Vincent’s and it has been important for me to be able to give something back, in appreciation of the kindness and support given to me during his illness. I am delighted to be part of the fund-raising effort, working alongside of such lovely people.”
“As a volunteer who visits St Vincent’s hospice with my dog Meala I volunteered to support the fundraisers at the car meet in Paisley.
I got a lovely welcome and teamed up to collect as visitors were arriving. Meala came too and was a very welcome addition.
Lovely friendly team and I’ll be volunteering again for other fundraising events.”