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“As a volunteer, it gives me a great sense of purpose to support the Hospice, plus a feeling of adding value and being needed.” – Liz Jervis, City Hospice Volunteer


While our volunteer programme has been adapted accordingly due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we are still currently recruiting volunteers at City Hospice for selected roles. We are adhering to government guidelines and have strict safety measures in place. If you are interested to support our charity, please get in touch with our friendly Volunteer Development Manager Sam today by emailing volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk


“Volunteer support has a massive impact on our charity and we’re so grateful to all those who give up their time for us” – Sam, Volunteer Development Manager


Current Volunteering Opportunities

Charity Shop Assistants

We’re looking for enthusiastic and reliable retail volunteers to help support our wonderful charity shops. Our shops raise vital funds to enable us to support those in the local community living with a life limiting illness and their families. We currently have a range of opportunities available at our stores located in Ely, Rhiwbina, Penarth and Whitchurch.

Retail volunteers take part in a range of tasks such as sorting donations, pricing and providing excellent customer service. By volunteering in our shops, you’ll be making a huge difference and become part of a friendly, welcoming team. You’ll also be giving something back to your community.


Peter, our Retail Volunteer Team Leader says:

“I love working in the shop with the other volunteers and especially love hearing the kind comments customer’s make about how the hospice has given both practical and emotional support, and it’s obvious how very important that was to patients and their families at possibly the worst time of their lives.”


You don’t need any retail experience for this role, full training will be provided. Ideally, you’ll be able to commit to regularly volunteer for at least 4 hours per week.

With plenty of opportunities currently available, please get in touch with us today to find a store and shift that works for you. Our retail teams can’t wait to welcome you on-board!

To become a Volunteer Charity Shop Assistant, please email volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk

Patient Drivers

Patient Drivers support with City Hospice’s day centres by transporting patients to and from their homes to our hospice in Whitchurch. Our patients are based across the city and often need support with transport to attend on Monday 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 on a Monday between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, with patients coming from across the city.

Some of our volunteers have shared with us why they enjoy being a patient volunteer driver:

Kevin tells us “I find volunteering for City Hospice such a rewarding experience. I really look forward to seeing our patients and listening to their stories. I volunteer because City Hospice provided such great care to my wife and I want to give something back so the charity can continue to support those who need it in the local community”

Derek says “The Hospice has a need and I have a car and it’s lovely to volunteer for such a great Charity”

If you’re interested to become a Patient Driver, please email volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk

Please note, this role requires use of your own vehicle and a current up to date DBS which we can undertake on your behalf.

Bucket Collectors

Could you spare an hour or two to support Cardiff’s local hospice with a local bucket collection?

We have some wonderful venues in the community and are looking for volunteers to help support these collections to help raise vital funds for City Hospice. Collections take place during the week and can often take place on weekends.

To become a Bucket Collector, please email volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk

Events volunteers

Could you help support Cardiff’s local hospice at one of our  exciting events?

We’re always looking for volunteers to support our events and volunteer roles normally include:

  • Registering event participants when they arrive
  • Selling hospice merchandise
  • Marshalling routes
  • Selling raffle tickets

If you’re interested in one of the above roles and supporting our events, please email volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk

You can do this as a one off role if you see an event that you’re interested in, and even bring along a friend or family member to help too!

Future Volunteering Opportunities

  • Day Centre Support
  • Reception
  • Administration
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media & Marketing

Register your interest for any of our future opportunities by emailing Sam at volunteer@cityhospice.org.uk 


“Volunteering is twice blessed. It blesses those that give it and those that receive it.” – Maurice Prendergast, City Hospice Volunteer

To become a volunteer, or for more information please call:

02920 524 150

Or, send us a message