Volunteer with our offices

Our Rennie Grove Peace office-based volunteering roles include receptionists and admin assistants.

Volunteer with our offices

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.

As a volunteer receptionist in any of our offices, you’ll be the first point of contact for a wide range of people. For example, you could be talking to a patient, family member or doctor over the phone. In addition, you’ll often be welcoming patients and their carers to Grove House or Peace Hospice and in any of our offices. You might meet supporters and family members who are fundraising or volunteering for Rennie Grove Peace. It’s a sociable and crucial role, with lots of support on hand. 

We’re looking for volunteers at Grove House (St Albans), Rennie House (Tring) and the Peace Hospice (Watford).

As a volunteer receptionist at Peace Hospice in Watford in the evening or weekends, you’ll be the first point of contact for a wide range of people. For example, you could be talking to a patient, family member or doctor over the phone. In addition, you’ll often be welcoming patients and their carers, as well as you’ll often be welcoming patients and their carers and people who may be coming in for counselling sessions. You might meet supporters and family members who are fundraising or volunteering for Rennie Grove Peace.

Our busy People & Culture team are working hard to make Rennie Grove Peace an exciting, engaging and rewarding place to work and volunteer. Volunteers can help this important work by doing anything from processing paper checks, updating our database or supporting our recruitment process. They’re a friendly team and the work they do is vital to keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes. These roles are based in our offices in Tring and Watford.

Why our volunteers love working in our offices

Our brilliant office-based volunteers say they love the sociable aspect of their role. Here are just some of the other benefits they listed:

Work together as a Rennie Grove volunteer

Feeling part of the team Our volunteers really feel part of the team. We all work together to support the wider base of nurses, doctors, therapists, counsellors, fundraising, marketing and operational colleagues do the very best job they can.

Volunteering is a great way to be sociable

Making friends Spending time in an office alongside friendly, like-minded people with a shared aim, has enormous sociable benefits.

Volunteering at Rennie Grove is rewarding

Rewarding results Our volunteers talk about great satisfaction gained, when completing a task and knowing that it’s helped the team, the patients we support and all of those around them.

Volunteer at Rennie Grove and learn new skills

Learning new skills Volunteering is a wonderful way to learn new skills and keep your brain active.

“Volunteering at Grove House gives such a sense of purpose and satisfaction. It’s a great feeling knowing that I am helping Rennie Grove Peace and supporting the families that are out there going through challenging times.”

Julie, Clinical Clerical admin

Volunteering in our St Albans office

Why volunteer with us?

We asked all our volunteers what they get from volunteering. 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

  • Maggie’s story

    Maggie has enjoyed a variety of volunteering roles at Grove House and in the community, around St Albans, over the past decade...

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    Sabina’s Story

    Sabina chooses to volunteer with Rennie Grove both to give back to the organisation and to boost her confidence in the workplace...

  • Joy’s Story

    Joy is a volunteer receptionist at Rennie Grove’s office in Tring. She said: “I have known about Rennie Grove for many years because I live in the area...