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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for considering offering your time as a volunteer for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience, allowing you to meet friends, gain new skills and give something back to the community and your local hospice.

Although we have vacancies throughout many areas of the hospice, below are details of some of the roles where we currently have several opportunities available together with guidelines to give you an idea of what is involved.

If you would like to apply for one of these, or any other volunteer roles, please complete the online volunteer application form.

Some roles will require a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and mandatory training.


Trustees

Van Driver – for our retail shops

Department: retail dept, hospice and various shops
Days & hours: Monday to Friday from 9am until 3pm
Role: Van driver – collection and delivery of furniture and bulky items
Comments: Must be physically fit with driving licence.

Van Driver’s Assistant

Department: retail dept, hospice and various shops
Days & hours: Monday to Friday from 9am until 3pm
Role: Van driver – collection and delivery of furniture and bulky items
Comments: Must be physically fit, with driving licence if possible.

Shop assistant – Furniture – Sundays 

Department: Carlisle Furniture Shop, Madford Retail Park, Charlotte Street (near Lidl)
Role: Shop assistant – greeting customers, operating the till and sorting donated stock.
Days & Hours: Sunday 10am-4pm
Comments: Flexibility requested in order to cover holidays. See role description for more information.

Shop assistants – Penrith

Department: Penrith Charity Shop, Middlegate Penrith
Role: Shop assistant – greeting customers, operating the till and sorting donated stock.
Days & Hours: Various options available Monday – Saturday, 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm or full days.

Shop assistants – Lanes Bookshop

Department: Bookshop, The Lanes, Lowther Street, Carlisle
Role: Shop assistant – greeting customers, operating the till and sorting donated stock.
Days & Hours: Various options available Thursday and Saturday, 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm or full days.

Shop assistant – Wigton Shop

Department: Wigton Charity Shop, West Street, Wigton
Role: Shop assistant – greeting customers, operating the till and sorting donated stock.
Days & Hours: Various options available Monday, 1pm-4pm; bank volunteers to work as and when required.

Shop assistant – Brampton Bookshop

Department: Brampton Charity Shop, Front street Brampton
Role: Shop assistant – greeting customers, operating the till and sorting donated stock.
Days & Hours: Various options available Monday, 1pm-4pm; Sat 10-1pm; bank volunteers to work as and when required.

Hospice Reception

Department: Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4DS
Role: Staffing the reception desk, meeting and greeting visitors to the hospice, answering the phone and taking messages.
Days & Hours: Weekends

Event Volunteers

Would you like to help at our fundraising events?
Our Events Team are always looking for help! Why not help as a group if you have work colleagues?


To find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact the Voluntary Services team either by phone, email or by submitting an application form.

Call: 01228 817658
Email: volunteer@edenvalleyhospice.org 

Apply Online

Click here to complete an online application form

Download Application Form

Click here to download a PDF form