Our volunteer roles

Important notice:

Following the latest Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, please note that we are unable to undertake interviews for new volunteers until further notice. For the latest information about how our services are operating, click here.

Volunteers are an essential part of the team at St Margaret’s Hospice and thanks to their generosity of time, energy and skills, we can care for 4,900 people across Somerset, every year.

Our volunteers have chosen to give us their time for many different reasons. For some it’s a chance to give something back and for others it’s a way of enhancing their CV.

If you are looking for a voluntary role in Somerset, no matter how much to as little time you have to commit, St Margaret’s needs you! Below is a list of the volunteers we have across the hospice. Where positions are available, please click on the link to find out more.

If you have a skill that you can't see in any of our role descriptions, please contact us at volunteering@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk and we'll do our best to match up your skills to a role.

Spiritual Care Team Volunteer

Support our Spiritual Care Coordinator and contribute to the care given to patients and those important to them.

Bereavement Volunteer

Our bereavement support team of trained volunteers provide on-going support to families, carers and close friends who have been affected by the illness and death of a St Margaret’s patient.

Complementary Therapy Volunteer

This is a rewarding role working with palliative care patients, carers or bereaved relatives.

Flower Volunteer

Flowers have a huge part to play at St Margaret's and our patients really appreciate beautiful displays and arrangements.

Fundraising Volunteers

If you can offer an hour or a day a year, or want to volunteer on a more regular basis, then come and volunteer for us! We host exciting events such as walks, runs, and concerts and many more.

Garden Volunteer

As a garden volunteer you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of garden settings from the hospice inpatient units in Taunton and Yeovil to smaller garden sites and even at some of our retail shops.

Maintenance Volunteer

Our In-patient Units need Maintenance Assistants to help with general maintenance and decorating. Needed in Taunton and Yeovil.

Retail Volunteers

Our shops could not run without volunteers. The roles they carry out include serving customers, working behind the till, and sorting donations, to pricing and displaying stock.


Contribute to the strategic governance of St Margaret's Hospice Care.

Drop-In Support Volunteers

Offer a listening ear, provide information and help signpost to other services.

Reception Volunteer

Reception Volunteer at St Margaret's Yeovil hospice hub


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