Volunteer Open Day

On 12th April 2019 we're hosting a Volunteer Open Day at the hospice where you can visit our facilities, find out about the work we do, and speak to staff & existing volunteers about what it's like to support us. You'll also be able to find out more information on all the roles below. For the more information and to book onto the Volunteer Open Day, please click here.


Digital Champion

We're looking for Digital Champions to join our day centres on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to support our patients in using digital technology. We have a range of tablets and a VR headset for the group to use, aswell as their own devices.

Digital technology can enrich the lives of people in a number of ways including entertainment, education, and communication. This could be something that seems simple to you like video-calling a family member overseas or ordering your shopping online because you can’t get to a supermarket. Your role is to encourage others to take part in digital activities and develop their skills and confidence; whether it’s their first time using digital technology or they just need a little support.

You'll be given some training by Digital Communities Wales  about working with older people and using digital technology, but you'll need a base level skill in using digital technology.

For more information on what it's like to be a patient driver, please read the role description.

If you're interested in this role please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


Patient Driver

Patient Drivers support with City Hospice’s day centres by transporting patients to and from their homes to our hospice centre in Whitchurch. Our patients are based across the city and often need support with transport to attend on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. By using your own car to transport our patients, you’ll be enabling them to socialise with other people, receive complementary therapies, and have some much-needed entertainment.

Our patient groups run Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, with patients coming from across the city.

For more information on what it's like to be a patient driver, please read the role description.

If you're interested and over 21, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


Patient Minibus Driver

Patient Minibus Drivers support with City Hospice’s day centres by transporting patients to and from their homes to our hospice centre in Whitchurch. Our patients are based across the city and often need support with transport to attend on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Some of our patients have limited mobility so need to arrive via our minibus in a wheelchair instead of a car. By using our minibus to transport our patients, you’ll be enabling them to socialise with other people, receive complementary therapies, and have some much-needed entertainment.

Our patient groups run Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, with patients coming from across the city. Due to insurances purposes, drivers of the minibus need to be aged 25 or over and under the age of 70. Ideally, you'll have previous experience of driving a minibus (3.5T).

For more information on what it's like to be a patient driver, please read the role description.

If you're interested and over 25, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


Event Assistant

Could you help us plan and marketing our fantastic fundraising events?

City Hospice organises a busy calendar of events each year, including small and large scale events, which helps fund our nursing care and promote our name within the community. As an Event Assistant, you will help make sure our events run smoothly and that participants are informed and have the best experience.

This is a great volunteering opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a career in events or charity fundraising as you'll get to be part of the whole process - from event inception to delivery.

You can find out more about being an Event Assistant with us by reading the role description.

If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected].


Green Fingered Gardener

Could you support our amazing City Hospice volunteers in our award-winning garden?

Each Thursday morning our gardeners meet at our hospice centre in Whitchurch to tend to the beautiful gardens surrounding the hospice site. They're a social group that meets for homemade cake and coffee after each week's gardening.

We're looking for new members to join the group, especially those that have experience of using power tools - although this isn't necessary.

If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected].


eBay Extraordinaire

Do you have an eye for a winner? Are you marketplace mad? We're looking for volunteers to support our Retail Operations Manager for a few hours each week with researching, listing, and packaging items for sale on our eBay store.

Rare, unique, or collectible items donated to our seven charity shops across Cardiff are sent to our hospice centre in Whitchurch to be listed on eBay to maximise their selling potential.  These pre-loved items are sold for the best price we can get to support our patients and families.

We're looking for volunteers who could come to our office for half a day a week to research the potential value of these items, photograph the item, and write the listing for our eBay store. As the items sell, you'll need to package them for postage, too. Although it would be great if you have experience using eBay, we'll show you how if you don't!

If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected].


Entertainers, Talkers, and Workshop Leaders

Do you have a special talent or could you give an interesting and engaging talk or workshop? We're looking for people who want to make a difference to our day groups by providing entertainment to our groups on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. In the past, we've had musical performances, talks from beekeepers, and creepy crawlies.

If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected].


Volunteer Photographer

Are you a keen photographer? Or are you currently studying Photography and need some experience? We're on the lookout for volunteers to help us get some snappy shots at some of our up and coming events! 

Throughout the year, we hold lots of great fundraising events, from our annual ball to our Cardiff Raft Race to runners taking part in the Cardiff 10k and Half Marathon for us. We would really like a volunteer to come along and take some photographs that we can share with the world. We'd then look to share these across our social media channels (referencing the photographer of course!) and on our website/on marketing materials.

For more information, take a look at our role description

If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected].


Collections Volunteer

Could you spare a few hours to support Cardiff's local hospice with a bucket collection?

We've got a number of collections planned over the year in some exciting venues and are looking for volunteers to help support these, often on evenings and weekends. We currently have the following collections coming up:

  • Thursday 16th April, 10am - 4pm
    • Morrisons, Cardiff Bay
  • Saturday 18th May, 10am - 4pm
    • Tesco Metro, Canton
  • Wednesday 5th June, 11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 7th June, 11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 5th July, 11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 17th July, 11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 24th July,11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Saturday 3rd August, 10am - 4pm
    • ASDA, Pentwyn
  • Wednesday 7th August, 11:30 - 4pm
    • Cardiff Airport, Rhoose

      If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


      Treasure Transporter

      Could you spare half a day a week to transport our treasures around Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry?

      We’re looking for volunteers with a full driving licence (category B) to drive our van between City Hospice sites. As part of this role, you will be a vital link in the rotation of stock between our shops and hospice centre in Whitchurch.

      We have seven charity shops in South East Wales – Barry, Cathays, Ely, Llanishen, Splott, Penarth and Whitchurch. We also test electrical items in our hospice centre in Whitchurch. Our shops raised over £240,000 in the last financial year, which goes towards supporting life-limiting patients in Cardiff.

      Whilst experience driving a large van and of deliveries/logistics is advantageous, full training will be given by a member of our team. You will be covered by our insurance policy whilst driving the van and reasonable expenses will be covered for you to travel to and from our hospice site.

      For more information, please see our role description.

      Think you’ve got what it takes?

      If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest


      Collection Box Coordinator

      Collection Box Coordinators drop off and collect our charity collection boxes across Cardiff. Volunteers can also help source new venues to hold boxes. This role is fully flexible, working whatever hours and time commitment you can give.

      If you are a sociable person with good networking skills and an outgoing personality then this is the volunteer role for you. You must be aged 18 or over and have your own transport. Local knowledge of the Cardiff area would be an advantage.

      For more information, take a look at our role description

      If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


      Charity Shop Assistant

      Could you support one of our seven charity shops in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan?

      Our shop volunteers work tirelessly six days a week to raise money for our clinical service but are always in need of support. Last year, our shops raised over £250,000 -  a staggering amount to fund our services for patient and families! We're looking to grow this figure in 2018 and need your support to do it.

      Volunteers take part in a range of tasks such as sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing and providing excellent customer service in the community. By volunteering in our shops, you'll become part of a friendly team. You'll also be giving something back to your community.

      We're currently looking for volunteers in the following locations:

      • Clifton Street, Adamsdown
      • Holton Road, Barry
      • Crwys Road, Cathays
      • Station Road, Llanishen
      • Stanwell Road, Penarth
      • Merthyr Road, Whitchurch

      If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.