Volunteer for us

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 over 5,000 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.

During our Volunteer Recruitment Week we wanted to bring some of our roles to life, so you can see the difference our wonderful volunteers make and perhaps be inspired to join the team…

Could you be a hospice volunteer?

Help patients get to their appointments or keep our gardens and buildings looking beautiful. Bake tasty cakes or visit patients on the ward with tea and cake. Sort donations, help keep our shops looking great or serve customers on the till.

Our volunteers

Tim's volunteering story

After the first lockdown Tim started volunteering at the Burnham-on-Sea shop, initially on the till he has now taken on the role of eBay volunteer for the shop.

Lynne and Lesley's volunteering story

Lynne and Lesley may be twins but they were both inspired to start volunteering at the St Margaret's Hospice for different reasons.

Jess' volunteering story

A few months after her father Mike passed away, Jess saw an appeal for volunteers in the paper and decided to sign up as she wanted to give something back to the hospice which helped him.

If you have a skill that you can't see in any of our role descriptions or aren't exactly sure what role you would like to take on, please download, complete and send in a Volunteer Application Form below. Once you have completed this form you will be invited to meet with us and to discuss possible roles you may want to try. 

st margaret's hospice care volunteer application form
Volunteer Application Form

Please return this form (along with copies of documents you may have been asked for) to:

St Margaret’s Hospice, Heron Drive, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5HA

or email it to volunteering@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

For more information please get in touch with one of our Volunteer Administrators by calling 01823 333822.

Here are just some of the reasons our volunteers dedicate their time to us:

“I just wanted to make a difference to my community”

“I’ve met such wonderful people”

“It gets me out of the house”

“While I’m looking for work it’s really helped gain some confidence and self-esteem”


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