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"What do we live for; if not to make life less difficult for each other."

George Elliot

Volunteers are an integral part of the team at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Our volunteers offer their services and time without hesitation and show a commitment that goes beyond any other.

Whilst the nursing, administration and housekeeping staff perform the essential tasks at the Hospice the volunteers provide the icing on the cake. They contribute to the quality and care for the patients, carers and families in many ways. They help to create a friendly, relaxed environment which can lessen the initial apprehension felt by many people upon entering the Hospice for the first time.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone aged over sixteen who is willing to give up some of their spare time: as little as two hours or more per week. No formal qualifications are needed, just a desire to help make life better for others.

Would you like to?

  • Meet new people
  • Make new friends
  • Feel valued as part of a team
  • Find out more

Please contact our Volunteers Manager, on 0161 624 2727 or email

Current Needs


Help required in our new and existing charity shops.

Our new charity shop in Oldham town centre is open and fully running but there are still opportunities for volunteers to join the team.

The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and dedicated volunteers work as a closely coordinated team, ensuring sufficient cover during opening hours.

Volunteers, male and female, work a regular weekly shift pattern in approx. 3 hour sessions.

Volunteers are also required to help out in our shops at Shaw and in Royton Precinct.

If you would like to join our friendly shops volunteer team, please contact Jacqui Adams on 0161 624 2727 for an application form and further information.

Events Team Volunteers

We have lots of events throughout the year when we need extra help. If you like meeting people, enjoy fundraising and would like to join our events team to help with any of the following types of events, or similar, please contact our fundraising team on 0161 624 9984.

Typical events are: Sales stalls at outside events; acting as Marshalls at events, helping to organise events; selling tickets; distributing posters; bucket collections; etc.


Hospice Services

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides a range of services tailored to those within the community living with life-limiting illness, along with their families. Find out about these services and how to be referred to the Hospice for treatment or care.



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