Young Volunteers

Are you aged 14 – 25 and interested in volunteering? We love to have young people volunteer here so we have tried to make it as easy as possible! We even award certificates to recognise the time you give. If you need to do volunteering hours for Duke of Edinburgh or National Citizenship Service there is a place at St Mary’s for you.

You can volunteer from the age of 14 in one of our shops or the café, or from 16 in many other roles. We have 44 young people under the age of 25 helping us already doing all sorts of things, gaining work experience, learning new skills, customer service, improving social skills; all volunteering experience helps when it comes to applying for jobs, apprenticeships or higher education.

Whatever your reasons, it can add to your CV and we will write a reference for you when you have attained at least a Bronze Award by volunteering 25 hours. The more you volunteer the higher the award: – 50 = Silver, 75 = Gold

Some of our young volunteers have even joined together and had fun fundraising for us. It’s all about meeting people, joining in and having a laugh.

And don’t worry if you’re not sure at first full training and support is given to all our volunteers.

    Personal Details






    Contact Information



    Email Address

    Email is our preferred method of communication as it is speedy and cost effective
    Which methods can we use to contact you?

    Background Information

    What prompted you to apply to become a Volunteer at St Mary's Hospice?
    Newspaper ArticleAdvertFacebookFriend or RelativePosterTwitterRecruitment/PresentationOther

    If other please specify

    Volunteering Skills/Experience

    Please tell us about any voluntary work you have done

    Please list any skills, interests/hobbies or work experience you have

    Volunteering Opportunities

    Retail Shops
    Furniture Warehouse
    The Orangery Café
    Fundraising & Events


    Please select the times you are available.


    Please indicate any times you are not available (e.g. school holidays)

    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.

    Please describe any special needs, disability, allergies or other physical or mental health matters that may affect your ability to work as a volunteer that we should be aware of.

    Have you experienced the death of a close relative or friend in the last 12 months?

    Was this someone who was a patient with St Mary’s Hospice?

    Were you involved with supporting this person?

    Criminal Convictions

    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.

    Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?

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

    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. By signing this form I give my consent for personal information being recorded, used and stored solely by St Mary’s Hospice.

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


    Please give the name and address of a person who can tell us about you, for example, someone who knows you well, a teacher, someone from your community (this must not be a family member).




    Phone Number

    Email Address

    Relationship to you

    Download Volunteer Application Form
    (Under 16 Year Olds)  for anyone under 16 years

    If you are 16 or above please apply here

    Your form can be emailed to