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Join us!

2018 Vacancies 

Could you spare a few hours to support patient care or raise vital funds for your local hospice?

Whether you’re looking for a good way to use some spare time, or to develop your skills, volunteering for Dr Kershaw’s can be extremely rewarding…and fun! In return for your time, we’ll offer you training and support as well as invites to social events.

We can also provide you with a reference if you are job seeking or studying. You must have been a volunteer for over 6 months.

If you are aged 16+ and interested in any of the roles below, please contact us for further information or register your interest?


At Our Shops

in Chadderton, Lees, Oldham, Royton & Shaw

Your hospice really needs help in our 5 shops, to help us raise as much money as possible.


Retail Volunteer

Monday – Saturday, a minimum of 4 hours either 9.30 – 1.30pm or 1pm – 4.30pm, we also have some 10-2 shifts available.

We have availability on most days at our shops, but would really welcome applications to help on the following sessions


Lees - No vacancies at present 




This volunteer role supports the operation of our shops, with the purpose of maximising sales, profitability and the positive perception of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.  Our shop volunteers tell us they enjoy the fantastic teamwork at the stores and knowing that everything they raise supports patient care.  This can be a physically demanding and fast paced role as it includes sorting and pricing goods, moving stock, merchandising and using a till.

We also welcome applications for stock processing behind the scenes and visual merchandisers, cleaning help and more! If you have a particular skill that you think would benefit our shops, then we would love to hear from you. 

Window Dressers


Are you arty or creative?  Could you spare a few hours each month to help us develop attractive window displays for our shops?  If you are a whiz with washi tape and chalk markers or would like to help dress our mannequins, we’d love to hear from you!  If you can spare a few hours to plan and create displays that would attract potential volunteers to our Oldham, Shaw or Chadderton Shops, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact our Volunteer Manager Vicky for more information.




At The Hospice

Turf Lane, Royton

We do not currently have any volunteering opportunities available at the Hospice.If you are interested in other roles, you are welcome to let us know, but we cannot guarantee a position will become available in the short term. We will do our best to acknowledge your application within 14 days.


Receptionist and Hospitality - Evening (6-8pm) & Weekday and Weekend Relief List


We welcome applications for ‘relief’ receptionists who would be prepared to help cover shifts during weekdays, particularly evenings and weekends to cover for volunteer absence. Shifts are: 9-12 noon, 12-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.


Cafe K Volunteers  serving pre-prepared food and drinks, cash handling and cleaning.

Shifts available are: 11am to 2.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Afternoon Tea – serving refreshments on the ward and in the day hospice.

Shifts available are: Ad hoc – We currently need volunteers to cover shifts Monday to Saturday 2-4pm.  


Flexibly – ideally Mondays and Tuesdays

Have you got green fingers?  Your help in keeping our grounds and garden looking good throughout the season would be really welcome.  We will be making changes to our garden this year and are looking to develop some teams of gardeners who can support the fantastic work of our existing Wednesday team.  If you are interested, please contact us for more information. 

Gardening Team Leader: flexible

We will be looking to develop our grounds in the next few seasons, and are looking for people with an interest in vegetable growing and garden design to support the process. Ideally, you will enjoy working collaboratively with a group of other volunteers, and be able to make a regular commitment to helping us develop our grounds.

Event Volunteers

set up Crew, Route Marshalls & Site Supervisors

Have fun and make a massive difference in just a few hours. Whether you enjoy the buzz of helping a big event to run well, or want to make a huge impact with just a few hours of your time, events volunteering can be a really satisfying way to make a difference.  What’s more, you can be assured that all funds raised will go directly back into patient care, so you’ll make a huge impact in just a few hours.

Day Hospice Roles

– own vehicle (Wednesday & Friday)

Drivers (own car) –Transporting our patients from home to the Day Hospice.

Shifts available are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30-10am and 3-4.30pm.

You will need a clean driving licence, an MOT certificate and valid car insurance.

Minibus Drivers (Thursdays)

Minibus Driver

We currently need a minibus driver to transport patients to our day hospice. You will need a clean driving license (which states you can drive a minibus) and be willing to complete MIDAS training provided by the hospice.

Shifts available: Thursday 8.30-10am and 2.30-4pm.

Van Drivers 


Shifts available: We currently need relief drivers to call upon when our regular drivers have other commitments. Cover is needed across the week Monday to Friday from 9-4pm.

Please note you will need to be aged between 25 and 69 when applying, with a full clean driving licence.


Day Hospice Roles


Look Good, Feel Good


We are looking for volunteers who would be happy to provide beauty therapy services to our day hospice patients. All products will be provided by the hospice.


We are looking for volunteers to provide nail painting and make up application.


Shifts available: Thursday 11.30 – 3pm.


Please note Look Good, Feel Good runs fortnightly.




Housekeeping Roles


We have several vacancies for housekeeping support at the hospice. These volunteers would support the wider housekeeping team in ensuring the hospice runs smoothly on a day to day basis. Roles include cleaning, laundry and lots of washing up!


Shifts available: Monday to Friday 9-12noon.


Cafe K Volunteers

I’m interested, what do I do now?

Great! You can register your interest here.

If you’d like to know more about becoming a volunteer and supporting care at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Leanne Gurney on or 0161 624 2727.

Some roles at the Hospice are subject to a standard or enhanced DBS check due to contact with vulnerable people. Declaring that you have a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering with us, but please be prepared to discuss this in confidence with us when you apply.