Volunteering at Pendleside

Our army of volunteers play an integral and essential role in the delivery of Hospice services. They strengthen our work by offering help and support in a variety of settings, for example within our clinical services, fundraising, family and bereavement support, gardens, administration, and our charity shops. Without their support we would not be able to provide the level of support we do to the people who need our care.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers in supporting the valuable work we do, please check below for current volunteering opportunites available.



Last Year  Pendleside Hospice celebrated 35 years of caring in our local community of Burnley and Pendle. Our aim is to continue to provide our services to all who need our support with the same care, compassion and support we always have done; whilst at the same time aiming to maximising opportunities to ensure our work continues for all those who need our support for many more years to come.  Please see our Jobs page for further details and how to apply.

Hospice Charity Shop – Earby

Our Hospice shops rely heavily on the support of volunteers to enable them to operate as they do.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in our Earby Charity Shop with the following slots available:

Monday – 10:00am to 1:00pm (1 position available)

Tuesday – 10:00am to 1:00pm (1 position available

Thursday – 10:00am to 1:00pm (2 positions available)

Duties include: sorting of donations, displaying stock, stock rotation and serving behind the till.

If you are interested in a retail role, please print out and complete our Volunteer Application Form which can be found on the left of this web page.  Alternatively, call into one of our shops and collect an application form from there.

Drivers - Meals on Wheels

Pendleside Hospice launched its new Meals on Wheels service last year. The hospice already cares for people in our community in their own homes and we see this as an extension of that service. We are now looking for more volunteer drivers to deliver meals and conduct a welfare check to make sure clients are safe and well.

We are looking for volunteers who can spare us approximately 2 hours a day between the hours of 11:30am and 1:30pm over a 7 day week. You can assist us on 1 day or several days - it is up to you.

For more information on this fulfilling and rewarding role, please download the Meals on Wheels Role Profile document.

If you wish to apply to be a Driver/Welfare Volunteer please complete our Volunteer Application form, located on this web page.

Please note all Drivers will need DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Patient Transport Volunteer Role

Day Services provides Health & Wellbeing sessions to improve the quality of life for people age 17 years or older living with a life limiting condition by offering therapeutic care and a range of activities for individuals, their family members, carers or friends.

Day services is the coordination hub for all Hospice outpatient services including medical outpatients, complementary therapy, psychological support and rehabilitation. Support groups also run throughout the week for anybody diagnosed with a life limiting illness their family, friend or carer.

It also offers numerous drop in clinics providing advice, information and support.

We are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to provide transport for our day patients who are unable to provide their own transport to and from the hospice to attend the sessions.

Lottery Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to support the Lottery Team by promoting the lottery at various venues­/events.  Duties will include contacting various businesses who are willing to advertise our posters/­leaflets in house and to promote the lottery at various Hospice events both internal and external.  A sales background would be desirable but not essential.

We are looking for people who have the ability to work on their own or as part of a team, have a good telephone manner, are friendly and approachable, happy to talk with people of all ages and backgrounds and who are flexible with time to spare.

This role will help to build confidence engaging with the public and gain valuable experience working with a friendly Lottery and Communications Team.  Please come and be part of an amazing charity supporting familes in Pendle.

If you would like more information on becoming part of our Lottery team please get in touch.

Further Information

Volunteering enquiries may be made by contacting Lisa Clarke, Volunteer Coordinator, telephone number
01282 440159 or via email: [email protected] or by post and will be responded to without delay.