How to Apply

During the COVID pandemic please just register your interest at and we will contact you when the time is right.

Complete our online form or scroll to the bottom of this page for our downloadable forms.

If you are from outside the UK you must make sure you have the right to volunteer under your visa or entry clearance conditions.

You can check with

Personal Details

Contact Information

Email is our preferred method of communication as it is speedy and cost effective

Background Information


Volunteering Opportunities


Please select the times you are available.

Health Declaration

For Health and Safety reasons, it is important that we do not assign you the wrong task. A disability or health problem does not necessarily exclude you from volunteering for us but to enable us to assess you suitability for particular tasks we require information about your health.


Criminal Convictions & Disclosure and Barring

The nature of this type of voluntary work it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 (Exemption) Order 1975. This means that applicants are NOT entitled to withhold information of convictions, which for other purposes are spent. Previous convictions will not necessarily prevent you from becoming a volunteer.

This information will remain confidential and will be discussed at the interview stage.

Volunteers undertaking roles which may involve contact with vulnerable people will be required to have a DBS (police) check carried out.

General Data Protection Regulation 2018

The information you have provided is used to process your application to become a volunteer with St Mary’s Hospice only. The information is used by the Volunteer department and the area for which you volunteer, we do not share your information unless required to by law. Your personal information is stored securely electronically on our volunteer database or on paper records locked away.

Your data will be kept for 1 year after you stop volunteering.

If you do not progress with this application your data will be confidentially disposed of after 3 months.


I declare the information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I give my consent for personal information to be recorded, used and stored solely by St Mary’s Hospice and a DBS to be completed if required.

Any applicant under 16 years of age must have permission off their parent or carer


Please give the names and addresses CLEARLY of two people who can tell us about you. For example, someone who knows you well, someone you have worked with, a teacher, someone from your community (this must not be a family member).

Reference One

Reference Two

Download and fill in our online application form and start your volunteer journey:

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