Volunteer as a Hospice Neighbour

Supporting Our Communities

Supporting someone at the end of their life is not just about clinicians providing medical care. Individuals and communities can add an important layer of extra support allowing the normal and everyday to continue.

Our Hospice Neighbour scheme brings together our patients with people in their local community who are willing to provide simple social and practical support for a few hours each week. That might include:

  • Dropping in for a cup of tea and a chat
  • Helping with the shopping, light housework or gardening
  • Sitting with someone to allow a family member to go out for a break.
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Driving someone to an appointment
  • Walking the dog
"Hopefully I am making life a little bit easier for the families I visit, just like they made my life a little bit easier when my father was poorly." My Experience as a Hospice Neighbour

Hospice Neighbour volunteers are ordinary members of the local community. You don't need any specialist skills or experience and you won't be involved in any personal or clinical care. You must however have an interest and strong desire to make someone's living and dying a more supported process.

To learn more about the Hospice Neighbours Network, call Russell Cowan in Volunteer Resources on 0117 915 9448, fill in the form below or email volunteer@stpetershospice.org

Register your interest to volunteer

By giving us your email address below, we will assume that you are happy for us to contact you by email about a volunteering role. You will not be contacted by email with any other information unless you opt to do so.

We would love to keep you updated with news about our work and fundraising activities and may contact you by mail or phone with updates or information we think you'd be interested in. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use and protect personal information. You can change the way we communicate with you at any time by calling us on 01275 391400, emailing communications@stpetershospice.org or writing to us St Peter's Hospice Fundraising Office, Unit 18 Orchard View, Estune Business Park, Pear Tree Avenue, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9FR.