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 Furniture Hub! 

Lees Shop - Enquire for more information on vacancies. 

Royton Shop - Sorters Needed across the week Monday to Friday AM and PM slots available

Shaw Shop - Sorters Needed Tuesday AM/PM and Friday AM/PM

The Furniture Hub - Sorters required Tuesday AM and PM, Retail Assistant and Warehouse roles vary so please enquire for details of vacancies. 


At the Hospice on Turf Lane, Royton

Kitchen Support - Helping our Catering Team with basic food preparation, washing up and other help as needed.

Cover roles available to cover shifts Monday to Friday

Monday to Friday 10am - 12pm

Monday to Friday 12pm - 2pm


Café Support - Currently no vacancies


Tea Trolley - Serving refreshments on our In Patient Unit to patients and visitors. The role includes set up and cleaning of the refreshment trolley at the start and end of each shift. Volunteers in this role work in pairs where possible.

Limited weekend availability.

Please enquire

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



We are recruiting volunteers to provide cover on an ad hoc basis.

Please note our reception is open 7 days a week.

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

Patient Drivers Needed for Exciting New Partnership!

We are looking for volunteer drivers to get involved and support our patients via a partner organisation, HMR Circle.

This fantastic organisation work across a number of boroughs running patient driving services and are partnering with us to support our patients to access the Wellbeing Centre. This does mean that we will no longer be registering patient drivers at Dr Kershaw’s and we will be encouraging anyone who would like to support us as a patient driver to contact HMR Circle directly and register your interest, as all patient drivers will need to be signed up with them in order to be timetabled in.

Volunteer drivers will 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.

All drivers will be DBS checked with vehicle checks taking place on information including MOT, insurance and driving licence. Each driver will be issued with a branded hi-vis vest and identifying badge and branded lanyard.

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


Van Drivers & Drivers 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!

This role is based out of our Furniture Hub.


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 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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