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Volunteer for Saint Michael's

COVID-19 has had an effect on the way we run some of our services, the way we raise funds and, the way our supporters can volunteer. Our commitment to the health and safety of patients, volunteers and staff means some of our more 'traditional' volunteering roles are currently not available.

The latest guidance on volunteering during COVID-19 can be found at https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering. As this remains an ever-changing situation we would encourage you to keep abreast with the guidance outlined and how it affects you.

At the time of writing the guidance stated that people can volunteer outside their home during COVID-19, if they are well, no-one in their household has coronavirus symptoms and they follow social distancing guidelines.

Further guidance is offered to people who are clinically vulnerable or who are over 70-years-old. They can volunteer outside their home if

  • the volunteering organisation does a risk assessment, and,
  • they can work in a separate area away from other people

For those individuals defined as extremely clinically vulnerable, the government advises individuals not to volunteer outside your own home.

However, as some of our roles are very public facing, for example in our shops, they do not allow for our volunteers to work in a separate area away from other people, as outlined by the government and presented above. This means that for volunteers who are clinically vulnerable, extremely clinically vulnerable and/or over 70-years old, they remain inappropriate at this time.

*Current volunteer vacancies (please read guidance above, as not all roles will be suitable for everyone)

Warehouse volunteers – to support with the donations received at our new warehouse

Volunteer drivers – to help transport stock from the warehouse to our shops in Harrogate

Retail volunteers - to help us create a safe and welcoming environment in our community stores

Post volunteer - A volunteer to help with a post run between our office in Starbeck and Crimple House – 3 days a week, ideally just before lunch.

InPatient Unit volunteers – to support the team with a variety of tasks – reception, answering the phone, talking to patients, helping with refreshments/teas/lunches, helping families with PPE, occasionally taking test results/blood tests to the hospital.  Volunteers will need to be comfortable wearing PPE for this role.


Receptionist – to welcome visitors, answer the phone and undertake small administrative tasks – Saturday 2-6pm

Food Collection Volunteers – to collect left over food from Marks and Spencer in Harrogate at 6pm and take to the Hospice.  Various evening slots.

Online content researcher – to support finding and uploading relevant mental health literature to a new virtual welfare zone

Data entry volunteers – to support a project which will be running over the Summer holidays to transfer data onto a new database for JustB CYP.  This role will be based at Burton House.

To register as a hospice volunteer, complete this form

To register as a retail volunteer, complete this form

Alternatively phone  us on (01423) 533 030

As a volunteer, or propsective volunteer, your information is safe with us. We will not sell or swap your details. We will only use them in accordance with our volunteer information notice, available for you to read here.

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