Volunteer Roles

We have just over 1000 invaluable and committed volunteers who support the work of Phyllis Tuckwell and its staff. Our volunteers carry out many roles within and outside the Hospice and Beacon Centre. Below are a list of roles we always needs volunteers for. If any roles suit your skills and expertise then please contact us on the details below.


volunteer vacancies, september 2019

We would also be most interested in hearing from you if you have a skill or interest that is not listed, but you feel could be of potential benefit to our patients and their families and friends.

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and all ages. As an organisation we believe in offering diversity of opportunity for volunteers and provide those who help us with training and on-going support.

Hopefully, if you are thinking of offering Phyllis Tuckwell your gift of time and skill as a volunteer, you might like to consider the following:

  • How much time and commitment can I give to Phyllis Tuckwell?
  • What special qualities or skills can I offer?
  • Would I feel comfortable and gain satisfaction carrying out this type of role?
  • Am I interested in the training and opportunities available?

Getting involved
Volunteers come to Phyllis Tuckwell for different reasons. For many, it’s simply to give back something to the community or as a way of thanks. For some, it’s to fill in a few spare hours and meet people. For others, it can be a prelude to returning to or starting a career or full time work. Whatever your reason for wanting to volunteer, we take great care in making sure that we can offer the appropriate opportunities and placements. We will invite you for an informal chat to give you a better understanding of our work, a chance to look around the Hospice and to discuss how you can contribute as a volunteer. You will also need to complete an application form, which requests two independent referees.

Most patient-facing roles will require will require a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you would like to find out more information, or to request an application form, please call 01252 729400 or email Voluntary Services on voluntary.services@pth.org.uk

Reception Oct '14