Volunteer in our communities

Volunteer with the Compassionate Communities volunteer team and help our patients feel more connected to their local community.

Volunteer in our communities

Whether you have specific experience you’d like to put to good use, or fancy learning some new skills, we’d love to hear from you. 

Below are some examples of the kind of roles our volunteers do across the hospice, please scroll down for our current list of opportunities.

Two members of the compassionate community meeting over a cup of tea.

Compassionate Neighbours provide 1:1 social, emotional support and companionship to people who are experiencing loneliness or social isolation as a result of living with a life-limiting illness or bereavement.

Compassionate volunteer with patientCompassionate Communities Group volunteers offer their companionship, time, social and emotional support to people towards the end of life due to age or illness and/or people who are suffering with a loss, in a group setting like a Compassionate Support Hub and/or Compassionate Café.

Engagement ambassadorsOur Community Engagement Ambassadors are volunteers who help to promote the work of the hospice by delivering engaging presentations and talks to local groups and at events.  Perhaps you have been touched by the work that we do, and would like to help us to make sure that as many people as possible can access our valuable services as early on in their diagnosis as possible.



Why our volunteers love working with patients and those around them

As well as helping to make a huge difference to the running of our patient services, our incredible volunteers say they find working at Rennie Grove Peace both rewarding and sociable. Here are just some of the other benefits they listed:

Get a real feeling of connection when volunteering for Rennie Grove

Making connections Helping people who are going through a difficult time gives enormous personal satisfaction, and there is great value in meeting people and making a connection at this time of life.

Make a direct impact on people’s lives volunteering for Rennie Grove

Having a real impact Making a difference to our patients’ lives, and helping those around then, when they need it the most.

Make a difference right on your doorstep volunteering for Rennie Grove

Working for the community Helping families in the local community who need specialist hospice care means your time and energy is harnessed for a good cause.

Why volunteer with us?

Retail volunteers wantedWe asked all our volunteers what they get from volunteering with Rennie Grove Peace. Here’s what they said…

  • a sense of fun and fulfilment
  • an opportunity to try something new
  • a real sense of achievement
  • meet new people
  • share your skills and learn new ones
  • improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • gain work experience
  • boost your confidence
  • become more involved with your local community
  • feel valued for your contribution
  • help local families when they desperately need it


Hear from our volunteers