Fundraising Volunteering

Hospice at Home have a team of dedicated volunteers from all walks of life, they give their time and expertise to help us support local people who are facing difficult and often devastating times.

Could you spare some time and share your expertise?

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


If you think you could be a volunteer for Hospice at Home please call us on

01228 475025

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Volunteering Opportunities

Find the perfect volunteering option for you:  help at our street collections, at one of our Racecourse days or at an event. We have lots of options.

The different ways you can volunteer

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Hospice at Home has a full calendar of events across the year including festivals, walks, cruises, and Christmas tree collections – to name just a few!
Each event volunteering experience is different, it really does depend on the occasion. Help with the events or assist in organising behind the scenes.

Our Volunteer Fundraising Forum (VFF) consists of groups of volunteers that raise vital funds for Hospice at Home by
organising events in their local area. Hospice at Home has groups located throughout the 1,500 square miles our
Clinical Services Team cover. Each of the groups organise fundraising events within their area ranging from Coffee
Mornings, sales of Hospice at Home merchandise to Garden Parties, Music Evenings and much, much more!

Join our friendly volunteer team and help raise funds on a Hospice at Home Street Collection. This is a great opportunity to collect funds, connect with our local community and raise valuable awareness of Hospice at Home.
During the year there are a number of street collections which take place in Carlisle, Penrith and Wigton. Volunteers are asked to give one hour of time to help collect in a designated location.

The Raffle Ticket selling days are usually held in Carlisle or Penrith and they raise important funds for the charity.
The days are usually held inside a supermarket. Volunteers always work in pairs, normally in two-hour slots, to sell tickets, talk to our supporters and raise awareness of the charity.
At the start of the day a nominated volunteer will set the table up by displaying the tickets and collection tins/buckets. Our volunteers then arrive, put on a sash and begin selling the Raffle Tickets. At the end of the allotted time (1hr), volunteers hand over to the next team. At the end of the day a nominated volunteer will close down the event. Could you sell raffle tickets for Hospice at Home?

There are a host of volunteer opportunities in marketing, often taking place in the lead up to our major events.
You could help to assemble participant packs or assist with leaflet drops in your local area to raise awareness of events.

The Hospice at Home van is used to move stock between our charity shops in Brampton, Carlisle, Keswick,
Penrith and Wigton. The starting point for stock rotation is the office in Dalston. Sometimes shops will have
stock to collect and take to other shops, and on occasions collections of donated goods are organised from
supporter’s homes. At the end of the day the van is returned to the office. The van is also used to deliver
equipment, such as tables, merchandise and pop up banners, to our events

Hospice at Home’s Office is located at Valley Court, Barras Lane, Dalston. The building houses the Fundraising and Clinical teams. There are meeting rooms and therapy rooms here too, so patients, their families and carers visit the premises as well. Tasks may include manning our reception desk, mailing out Christmas card orders, franking mail, folding raffle tickets, computer based work, telephone enquiries etc. and carers visit the premises as well.

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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.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering

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.