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 register your interest.

Current Vacancies



At our Shops in Lees, Royton , Shaw & Our New Furniture Hub! 

Retail Assistant based at our Shaw Shop - 

Monday - Saturday: Morning and afternoon support required

Retail Assistant based at our Lees Shop - 

Wednesday and Saturday: Morning and afternoon support required

Retail Assistant based at our Royton Shop - 

Monday - Saturday: Morning and afternoon support required

The Furniture Hub- We have a range of roles available at our Furniture Hub, including meeting and greeting, supporting customers and even in the back sorting goods and building furniture. 

Monday - Saturday: Morning and afternoon support required


At the Hospice on Turf Lane, Royton

Café Assistant - We are looking for volunteers who can support, serving refreshments and being a friendly face. Initially the café will only be open to patients, their approved visitors and staff. Full training will be provided. Could you give a few hours of your time to add to the experience of our patients in our modern, relaxed café?

Monday - Friday: Morning and afternoon support required

If you or someone you know is interested, please get in touch with the Volunteer Team on 0161 624 2727 or email



We currently do not have any volunteer vacancies on our Hospice Reception, however, volunteers can express their interest to offer cover on Reception.

To express your interest please contact our Volunteer Team on 0161 624 2727 or email 



Event Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting ad hoc at our events and as part of our Community Fundraising team.


Patient Drivers

Could you help transport our patients to their appointments with us? We are always recruiting for volunteers who are happy to use their own vehicles or have a D1 on their license and fancy driving our minibus.


Van Drivers & Drivers Mates

Driver’s Mates – Can you take on this physically demanding role, collecting and delivering furniture to members of the public? Driver’s mates don’t need to be able to drive, but extra drivers are always welcome!


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Specialist Roles

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

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 Recruitment Assistant, Nikki Butterworth, 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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