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.

If you would like to apply for one of the volunteer vacancies detailed below please complete the volunteer application form below and send to Julie Hodgkinson either by post or email:- julie.hodgkinson@pendleside.org.uk


Gift aid claimed on our donations to our shops, by supporting our events and from general donations are a valuable source of income for the Hospice.

We are currently seeking volunteers in the Finance Office to support the administration of the gift aid declaration forms by inputting data, validating data, scanning and uploading forms and also to help with general administrative tasks.  Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 3-4 hours per week and the role requires proven IT skills and attention to detail.

Keirby Shop Volunteers July 18


We are looking to recruit volunteers to work in our busy reception area who have time to commit to a few hours a week on a regular basis.  Volunteers would ideally have administrative/­secretarial experience but this is not essential as training will be given.  Duties include: greeting visitors, helping the Receptionist to ensure the smooth running of appointments for the departments within the hospice, answering telephone enquiries, taking cash donations and monies from sale goods in the reception foyer and franking out-going post.  Also other general administrative duties as necessary.

We are currently looking to fill the following time slots every alternate week:-

Tuesday               4.45pm – 7.30pm

Thursday              4.45pm – 7.30pm

Saturday              1.00pm – 5.00pm

Sunday                 1.00pm – 5.00pm


Our catering department provides meals for patients, staff and visitors producing up to 100 meals per day, we are looking for people to help out in the kitchen supporting our chefs by carrying out basic food preparation, serving customers and general cleaning duties. No experience is necessary  as full training & support will be a given. A uniform will be provided with a potential to gain a food safety qualifications along with the  experience of working in a commercial kitchen where you will become a valued member of our team.

The Catering Department operates over 7 days  and we are currently looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 1 day per week and who are available to cover one of the following shift patterns: 8am to 1pm or 2pm to 7pm.


Our Hospice shops rely heavily on the support of volunteers to enable them to operate as they do.  Roles include: sorting of donations, displaying stock, stock rotation, serving behind the till and electrical testing of goods.

We are also seeking volunteer van drivers and drivers mates to help support the network of our shops but in particular our furniture store helping to rotate stock amongst the shops, deliver necessary supplies and collect and deliver furniture to people homes.


The Hospice gardens are completely maintained by volunteers who do an excellent job at keeping our gardens looking neat and tidy, however they are urgently in need of some additional support.  General tasks include cutting the grass, weeding flower beds, cutting back shrubs and painting fences.


Our "Friends of Pendleside" fundraising group are fantastic at supporting us at various events during the year including Pendle Pub Walk, Bag Packing, Light up a Life, Car Raffle, stalls at community events and in supermarkets etc. We also have volunteers that help us throughout the year in the Fundraising Office.  Without this support we wouldn't be able to run or attend some of the fantastic events that we do.  No regular commitment is required you can just help when you can.

Further Information

Volunteering enquiries may be made by contacting Julie Hodgkinson, telephone number 01282 440105 or via email: julie.hodgkinson@pendleside.org.uk or by post.  All will be responded to without delay.