Volunteer at the Hospice

Hospice Volunteering and Living with Covid

Our Hospice in Brentry is a very special place – and that's all down to the volunteers and staff who work there. Many of our roles at the Hospice have now open again, but due to Covid we've had to temporarily withdraw some of them. Please check below which of our Hospice volunteer roles are now open before applying.

Covid safety

The health and wellbeing of our patients and their families, our volunteers and staff remains a high priority as we learn to live with Covid. Certain guidelines and restrictions remain for volunteer roles with direct patient contact. In these roles, volunteers must provide evidence of being fully vaccinated and agree to be part of our testing programme. In enclosed areas, i.e. the Inpatient Unit, patient homes and inside vehicles, masks must be worn. In certain circumstances other PPE needs to be worn when with patients and families. High levels of hand hygiene continues to be a high priority at the Hospice. All Covid secure measures are constantly monitored and changed as appropriate in line with Government guidance.

To register your interest in volunteering please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch. Alternatively, you can find out more by calling 0117 915 9448 or emailing volunteer@stpetershospice.org.

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Explore the options

Main Reception Volunteer (Closed to applicants)

Main Reception Volunteers play an important role in welcoming visitors and patients’ families. They deal with incoming telephone and have daily contact with staff.

Inpatient Unit Volunteer (Vacancies for Supper shifts (4-7pm) on Mon, Wed, Friday & Sun)

Play a key supporting role on the Inpatient Unit, serving drinks and meals, running errands and chatting to patients and visitors. This allows our clinical staff to focus on patient care.

Ward Reception Volunteer (Vacancies over weekends)

Assist in the Inpatient Unit by answering telephone calls and welcoming visitors. This is an evening and weekend role, so it would suit someone working normal business hours.

Flower Volunteer (Vacancies over weekends)

Flower Volunteers arrange and refresh lovely flower displays in public areas and patient rooms. Coverage: Monday to Sunday.

Volunteer Gardener (Now open)

You will tend St Peter's Hospice's beautiful gardens by cutting the grass, weeding, watering and planting.

Coffee Shop Volunteer (Vacancies over weekends)

You will serve a variety of hot and cold food to our patients, visitors and staff. Coverage: Monday to Sunday Shifts: Morning or Afternoon, 2 hours approx. Rota: Fortnightly, Monthly, Relief

Complementary Therapy Volunteer (Temporarily withdrawn)

You will be professionally qualified and experienced in massage, aromatherapy or reflexology. In this role you’ll provide relaxing, restorative treatments to our patients.

Volunteer Driver (Now open)

Volunteer Drivers use their own cars to transport patients to and from their home so they can attend Day Service or other appointments. Drivers usually drive the same day each week or offer ad-hoc relief cover. We also have a Wheelchair Mobility Car.

Spiritual Care Volunteer (Now open)

The Hospice is an inclusive organisation aiming to meet the needs and beliefs of both those with and without a faith. Our Multi Faith Team provides one to one support and guidance to patients and families on our Inpatient and Day Service units.

Emotional and Psychological Support Volunteer (currently closed to applications)

Volunteers provide pre and post bereavement support for relatives and significant others. A substantial amount of training and commitment is required in order to be considered for this role.

Arts and Craft Volunteer (Temporarily withdrawn)

Art and Craft volunteers provide a range of creative and craft activities for our day service patients.

Hairdressing Volunteer (Soon to be open to applicants)

Hairdressing Volunteers are qualified hairdressers who offer our patients a cut or wash and blow dry from our own salon in Day Service.

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.


great reasons to volunteer:


By raising vital funds you’ll make a massive difference to our patients and their families.


Volunteering is good for you. Evidence shows it’s great for you mental and physical health!


You'll make new friends and meet lots of new people from around Bristol


You can gain useful experience and transferable skills in retail and customer service.


It looks great on CVs and UCAS forms


You don’t need particular skills or experience - we provide full training and support is always available.


Flexible commitment - you can fit volunteering around your existing commitments


Contribute to the “circular economy”, cutting down on landfill and encouraging Bristol to recycle.


Be part of your local community


Gain confidence and self-esteem