Social Media Volunteer

Could you spare a few hours every week to help us spread the City Hospice story far and wide?

We are looking for some enthusiastic, social media savvy individuals to help us create and schedule engaging and interesting social media posts over the next few months. There are also opportunities to help create exciting content for our website and monthly newsletters. If you have an interest in social media and developing great content, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.


Collections Volunteer

Could you spare an hour or two 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:

  • Wednesday 5th July, 11:30am - 4pm
    Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 17th July, 11:30am - 4pm
    Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Wednesday 24th July, 11:30am - 4pm
    Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Saturday 3rd August, 10am - 4pm
    ASDA, Pentwyn
  • Wednesday 7th August, 11:30am - 4pm
    Cardiff Airport, Rhoose
  • Thursday 15th August, 10am - 4pm
    Morrisons, Cardiff Bay

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


City Sparkle Station

Our now famous City Sparkle Station sees us paint the city with glitter, with hair and face glitter at local events and festivals. We're looking for volunteers to help us with our busy summer schedule by taking money and applying glitter - all to raise funds and awareness for City Hospice.

  • Saturday 29th June, Daytime
    Llandaff North Festival, Hailey Park
  • Saturday 6th July, Daytime
    Whitchurch Festival, Whitchurch Common
  • Saturday 26th July, Daytime
    Bite Food Festival, Insole Court
  • Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, Evening/Night
    An Evening of Queen, Sophia Gardens

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.


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.


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].


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


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
  • 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.