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We have a number of vacancies on St Mary’s Hospice Board of Trustees and are keen for our board to more fully represent the community we serve. Some of the skills and experience we specifically need is in Communications and Marketing, Digital Technology, Human Resources and Equality and Diversity. We also consider applications from anyone …

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Online Trading

Online trading allows us to reach a wider customer base and achieve the best price possible for goods. We are looking for people who have a keen interest in selling goods online to become part of our volunteer team.

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Maintenance – cars

Monthly checks on all of the hospice vehicles. Help wth building maintenance – putting up shelves, grab bars, fixing things.

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Flexible – helping at our diverse range of events and ways of generating income

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recruiting now

The Orangery Cafe

A shift a week – take and process orders, use the till, serve food, clear tables and tidy

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Retail Driving

A shift a week – collecting and delivering donations between outlets & the hospice

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Flexible – various tasks such as data inputting, correspondence and keeping records

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Recruiting now

Retail Shops & Furniture Warehouse

A shift a week sorting and selling donated goods. Warehouse – collecting and delivering goods

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A morning or afternoon meeting and greeting visitors, answering the phone, dealing with enquiries and problem solving

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help welcome


Flexible hours – weeding, pruning, watering: Cleaning and checking vehicles

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Patient Administration

Offer medical admin support, data inputting. Liaising and organising clinical arrangements

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Family Support & Bereavement

Flexible hours-Listening and allowing families and patients the time to share their thoughts. Supporting 1 to 1 and group sessions

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Patient Drivers

A shift a week – Collect and return patients visiting Living Well Services in Ulverston and Barrow – using own vehicle

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In Patient Unit

A couple of hours a week serving meals or befriending patients; reading or playing board games

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Day Hospice

A session per week (am or pm) – helping patients arrive & and settle in. Serving refreshments and being a friend

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Complementary Therapies

Offer your services if you are a qualified Complementary Therapist. Help at group sessions such as Move More & Relax and other short programmes

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Living Well Programme

Help out at our 6 week programmes such as Move More & Relax or Living Well, delivered in different towns – help patients settle in then join in with the sessions and be a friend.

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For more information please talk to one of our team members in the Volunteer department on 01229 580 305 Ext 265 or email