Clinical Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.

Hospice at Home has a variety of clinical volunteering opportunities which are outlined below.

If you are interested in any of Hospice at Home’s volunteering opportunities and would like to find out more, please call the Clinical Team Office on

01228 608942

Clinical volunteer

The different ways you can volunteer

Volunteer Administrator

Do you have a couple of hours spare each week to help support our Valley Court office staff with duties such as photocopying and making up files?

If that sounds like something you are interested in, please email for the attention of Lynne Robinson
Volunteer administrator
Bereavement and family support

Bereavement and Family Support Team

The Family Support Team would like volunteers to join them in providing pre and post bereavement support for patients, family members and carers. The aim of support is to enable people to find answers and to make adjustments so that they can move forward in their lives. Support is provided on a one to one basis. If you have excellent communication skills the team would really like to hear from you.

Complementary Therapy

The Complementary Therapy Team is seeking the help of qualified, Complementary Therapist’s in providing gentle touch and relaxation techniques designed to enhance the well-being and quality of life for patients, carers and those who are bereaved. If you have a Complementary Therapy qualification and some time to spare, the team would really like to hear from you.

Complementary therapy
Befriending service

Befriending Service

The Befriending Service is looking for volunteers, (Befrienders), to join their team. Befrienders work in the patient’s home and the community undertaking practical tasks to support patients, family members and carers.
Befrienders may support patients so they are able to enjoy social outings, for example, going out for coffee, they may accompany them to appointments, collect small
amounts of shopping on their behalf or provide companionship within their home whilst family or carers have time to themselves. If the variety in this role appeals to you, the team would really like to hear from you.

Director of Corporate Operations

Contact us about Volunteering

If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities, please complete our volunteer initial interest form. We will then send out a volunteer pack.

Hospice at Home has a team of dedicated volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds.

By giving their time, volunteers help Hospice at Home’s clinical teams to provide much needed care and support to patients, family members and carers who may be facing difficult times in their lives.

Volunteers are also important in helping to raise awareness within the local community of the work Hospice at Home does.


You don’t need to dedicate a specific amount of time, volunteering with us can be as flexible as you want it to be!

  • We will do our very best to ensure that:
  • Volunteering is enjoyable and of mutual benefit
  • We will make the best use of whatever time you can afford to give
  • You are treated as an individual and with respect
  • You receive appropriate training, support and encouragement
  • You are a valued member of the team
  • You work in a safe and healthy environment
  • Your opinion is sought and listened to
  • You are kept up to date with information about the work of the charity
  • You are comfortable with saying ‘no’ to any tasks that you do not want to undertake
  • You enjoy yourself and treat everyone respectfully and politely
  • You are polite, open and honest with ideas
  • You represent the charity to a high standard
  • You undertake any necessary training appropriate to your volunteering role
  • You let us know with as much notice as possible if you are unable to meet an agreed volunteering commitment
  • You read and follow Hospice at Home’s policies and procedures
  • You will communicate any grievance appropriately and in a timely manner directly with your line manager
  • All volunteers should follow our Vision, Mission and Values

Hospice at Home recognises the immense contribution volunteers make to the charity. Without continued support and the funds that volunteers raise we would not be able to provide free care and support to patients and families in the home.