brief outline of volunteer roles

Retail Assistants
Volunteers are essential to the effective running of Saint Michael’s retail shops, and various shifts are available throughout most of our stores. During your session you could be serving customers, sorting donations, pricing goods or using your creative skills to merchandise goods.


Volunteer Visitors
We need Volunteer Visitors to undertake home visits for a couple of hours a week to provide a bit of company and social support to both clients and their carers.  Some clients like to sit and chat, whereas others might want support getting out for a walk or outing.


In Patient Unit support - Crimple House
Weekend shifts are available for volunteers to assist the clinical team on the IPU in providing a high standard of support to patients, families, visitors and staff. The role covers a mix of administration, reception and practical tasks, which will vary according to the needs of the unit on any particular day. 


Data analyst volunteers – Crimple House
Volunteers are required to support the Chief Executive’s department with data collection, analysis and reporting.  Shifts usually last around 3 or 4 hours and you could either help on a weekly basis, or the role also suits people who can’t offer a regular slot every week, but would be available a couple of sessions per month.
Reception -  Starbeck Adult Bereavement Centre
We have various shifts available during the daytime or in an evening for volunteers to cover our Starbeck reception.  You will be meeting and greeting visitors, answering telephone calls when required and helping to ensure the smooth running of the Centre in general.
 Administration support – Starbeck Adult Bereavement Centre
Various shifts available during the daytime on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for IT volunteers to support the Centre administrator with inputting data onto Excel.


Sign up to volunteer

Are you ready to get involved? Great! To get started, Saint Michael's needs to know a little more about you. By downloading the appropriate volunteer sign-up form from this website, completing it and then posting it back to Saint Michael's, we can get this process underway. Following our receipt of your form we will then contact you to discuss the opportunities available that best match your interests and meet the needs of our mission. Thank you!

Download the hospice volunteer application form

Download the retail volunteer application form

Download the bereavement support volunteer form - Fill in this form and we'll register your interest for the next training course.

For more information about volunteering opportunities, please ring (01423) 533 030 or email

Please take the time to read our volunteer information notice which gives you full details on how we use information you give us.

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