Volunteering at Compton Hospice

Contributing your time to the hospice is valued equally to cash donations.

Compton Hospice couldn’t continue to serve the community without the support and dedication of the 800+ volunteers that give of their time each year to help keep our services running. Without the commitment and professionalism of these individuals, our organisation could not function.

Volunteers at Compton Hospice outnumber paid workers by almost four to one and, in monetary terms, save the hospice around £1 million each year in salaries. Their motivation is often very personal, the care and personality our volunteers bring to the hospice enhance the service we offer in a very special way and it’s hard to put a value on that input.

From receptionist to gardener, driver to shop assistant, patient visitor to cook, the diversity of roles means anyone over the age of 16 can get involved. For professionals with specific skills that can benefit the hospice, there are trustee positions, jobs in finance and roles that can make use of corporate experience and contacts.

With time scales varying from an hour a month to a weekly or daily four- hour shift, we can accommodate time commitments at any level. Weekend and evening volunteers are also vital to the hospice, meaning you can fit a voluntary role around your work schedule.

Click here to see what our volunteers say

Click here for a current list of voluntary vacancies

Click here for an application pack


If you have any further questions about Compton Hospice and volunteers, please call 0845 225 5497 or contact us. We will do our utmost to help with your enquiry.