Give your gift of time with Cornwall Hospice Care


Volunteer with Us

We have several hundred volunteers who support our services, they are at the heart of our charity and we simply couldn’t manage without them. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and give incredibly valuable support across a wide range of different activities.   Please note that in order to volunteer with us you must be a UK citizen, resident in the UK.

Our reception volunteers provide a reassuring warm welcome into our hospices and our ward volunteers help create a calm and relaxing environment for our patients and their families. Donation Centre volunteers meticulously process donated stock and our retail volunteers ensure members of our community receive excellent customer service. These are just some of the roles you could enjoy by giving the gift of your time – find out about all our volunteering opportunities below.

All our volunteers help us to provide the highest possible level of care for our patients and their families and carers.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is good for you! It can improve your mental health and well-being, give you a sense of purpose, boost your self-esteem, increase confidence and provide you with opportunities to connect with others.

Are you someone who has retired, ​is seeking a new direction and wanting to feel stimulated or just to get out of the house? We can ​help you find a role to suit you and your life skills.

Are you considering a new career or are ​you wanting to gain some experience and develop a range of new skills? We can offer role specific training and the opportunity to learn those key principles in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.

Giving your gift of time through volunteering with Cornwall Hospice Care is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you can do. It’s fun and fulfilling and the impact can make a huge difference, not only to the patients and families in our community but to you too!

We are an inclusive charity and aim to create a positive work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity and everyone feels valued.

Young Volunteers

Are you on a Duke of Edinburgh programme or are you a student interested in gaining a sense of achievement and pride that comes with giving your time for a local charity?

Volunteering can enhance your resume for College or University applications and you can include it on your CV ​when applying for jobs.  Volunteering gives you the chance to try different things and helps promote independence, whilst gaining knowledge and understanding of the work environment.  Find out more about what we offer Young Volunteers HERE.

Mike - Reception Volunteer


“If you have a few hours a week to spare and want to volunteer for a really worthwhile charity, then come and join me and all the other volunteers… and test out my theory that thanks are more rewarding than a pay packet.”

Other Useful Information

Need more information?

Want to volunteer but not sure which role is for you or would like to find out more before applying?

Click the button below to register your interest so we can contact you and have an informal chat about how we can best use your skills to help deliver our care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?

Take a look at our Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions section to answer some of the most popular enquiries we get.

Listen to our Podcast

Did you know we have a podcast?  It’s a great way to get to know our charity and there are even episodes celebrating Volunteers Week!

Look out for Episode 7 – Stories of Little Miracles – from 2020 and Episode 15 – A Sense of Purpose – from 2021.