Join us!

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 after you have volunteered for at least 6 months.

If you are aged 16+ and interested in any of the roles below, please contact us for further information or complete an application form.

Current Vacancies

Our current vacancies can be viewed here. Please note that our vacancies do change frequently so do let us know if there are roles you are particularly interested in that are not currently advertised.


We have shops in Lees, Royton, Shaw & Our Furniture Hub! We are also opening a new shop shortly at Hill Stores on Huddersfield Road.

All shops are open 9.30-4.30 Monday to Saturday with the exception of the Hub which is open 9-5 Monday to Saturday.

Shop roles include sorting donated goods, steaming clothes, restocking shelves and clothing racks and serving customers on the till.

Hub roles include supporting in the warehouse, moving items into the showroom, taking payments, supporting with the cleaning process for donated furniture and supporting customers to book collections and deliveries of goods.

At the Hospice on Turf Lane, Royton


Including roles in the kitchen, café and on the tea trolley. The majority of roles are Monday to Friday between 9.30 and 3, with some weekend availability.

Tasks include preparation for meals, serving customers in the café and supporting cleaning procedures.


Roles are Monday to Sunday 9am until 7pm (dependant upon day).

Tasks include welcoming visitors, directing phone calls, basic administrative tasks and taking payments for goods.

Event Volunteers

Roles and time requirements vary, as these roles are completed ad hoc. By joining us as an events volunteer you are agreeing to be contacted when an events or community fundraising opportunity arises.

Tasks include manning stalls, taking payments, promoting the Hospice and meeting and greeting.

Patient Drivers

We work with a fantastic organisation HMR Circle, who coordinate volunteer drivers to support our patients.

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide a door-to-door, flexible, transport service with passengers picked up from their own home and taken to the Hospice, with return journeys also provided. For each journey, a contribution is calculated at 45p per mile – to reimburse the driver for the cost of petrol and to support the costs of insuring and maintaining their vehicles.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest, you can do so by emailing HMR Circle directly on

Specialist Roles

We have a number of specialist roles at the Hospice including patient facing roles, administrative support for various departments and videographers and photographers.

If you have a specific skillset that you feel Dr Kershaw's could benefit from, we would love to hear from you!

I’m interested, what do I do now?

Great! You can apply here.

If you’d like to know more about becoming a volunteer and supporting care at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Team 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.

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