Why Volunteer?

For a full day's volunteering at City Hospice, we would start with an overview of our work, and how your contribution will make such a difference. We'll also cover any general housekeeping that you need to be aware of and health & safety. We will then put you to work with a staff member or experienced volunteer.

We'll stop for a light lunch (which we are happy to provide) where you will usually be joined by a few more members of the City Hospice team. The Afternoon session can include more of the same tasks, or usually a bit of variety, so that you can experience more aspects of the charity.

You'll finish the day on a high, knowing what a difference you have made to families throughout Cardiff.

Shop Wars Challenge

Take part in our famous Shop Wars challenge in one of City Hospice’s charity shops across the city. The challenge is simple – adopt one of our charity shops for the day and battle against another team to make the most money in this ‘Apprentice’ style challenge.

You could collect donations from your office to sell in the shop on the day. Some teams dress up and create unique ‘live windows’ displays to attract customers into the shop. Others have held raffles and cake sales in their office ahead of the challenge to add to their total on the day – it all counts!

This challenge is suitable for a minimum of six people and a maximum of 12, with approximately three people in each shop at a time.

The Big Sort Out

We are grateful for all the generous donations we receive for the City Hospice shops, we never know what wonderful donations we will receive. Could you spare a day or afternoon to help us sort these items?


City Hospice is based in the beautiful Whitchurch Hospice Grounds and is surrounded by our award-winning gardens. Our hospice centre, Ty Hosbis, and our gardens require constant upkeep and work for our patients and families to enjoy them throughout the year.

We have a number of gardening projects throughout the year to keep our hospice gardens accessible and enjoyed by all. We’ve got some ambitious plans to make our gardens more interactive and exciting than ever, but we need your support in achieving this.

This challenge is suitable for five to 10 people, with gardening days usually taking place in the drier and warmer months of the year (May – September).

Help at an Event

Over the year we have a number of fundraising and community events taking place to promote our services and raise funds to pay for them. We have a number of events across the year where we need volunteer support, such as sponsored walks, remembrance events, and bucket collections. We're currently looking for support for a number of bucket collections and our City Hospice Sparkle Walk on 21st September.

Skills Share

At City Hospice we welcome skill share opportunities. This is an opportunity for you to pass on your skills and expertise to our staff, volunteers, and patients. You could be a retailer with skills in visual merchandising, a graphic designer that’s an expert in InDesign, or you could lead a masterclass or activities workshop in one of our patient groups.