Telephone: 01223 675777
Contact us   Reception 01223 675777  In-Patient Enquiries 01223 675900  Fundraising Office 01223 675888   
Homepage  |   Shop Online  |       |  

How do I apply?

The next step...


Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are currently only recruiting for roles on the ward, our caring communities befriender scheme and a new volunteer role as a phone service befriender, calling people in their homes. If you have any queries relating to this please call 01223 675872

Please be aware we have a minimum age requirement of 17 years for the Hospice and 14 years for Fundraising and our Shops. We also ask that you be 1.5 years following a significant bereavement to volunteer in the Hospice aside from Bistro and Gardener volunteers

Arthur Rank Hospice is committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters.

We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community.

We feel passionately about reducing the steps to volunteering so that the process is straightforward and exciting! We therefore only need a few bits and pieces to get you up and running in your new role.

Step 1 Please click on this LINK to complete an online application form, this will takes you to the Better Impact page. If you have used the site before simply login, if not it will ask you to create an account - don't worry it's nice and simple! 

If you are under 18 please complete this form and attach it as part of your application

Step 2 You will be invited to an informal interview over the phone with the Voluntary Services Manager

Step 3 Complete some short online training and set up a DBS check if relevant to your role, this will require you to scan ID in to us

Step 4 Complete two shadows with a volunteer who is already doing your role. This allows you to see exactly what you will be doing and ask any questions specific to the role. You will really enjoy your shadows and by the end you will feel much more confident.

You're ready to go! At this stage we will ask you if you're happy to volunteer alone now and if you are you'll get started, if not we will arrange some more shadows for you

Step 5 We will ask you to attend a group volunteer induction once the coronavirus outbreak has passed, in the meantime we will ask you to review some material relating to the Hospice as a whole so that you feel part of the wider organisation and clear on out ethos and funding!

Want to volunteer in our shops?

Simply pop into one of our shops and ask for an application form or send us an email at and we can send you an application.