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. You must have been a volunteer for over 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?
At Our Shops
in Chadderton, Lees, Oldham, Royton & Shaw
Your hospice really needs help in our 5 shops, to help us raise as much money as possible.
To assist in PAT Testing electrical items donated prior to distribution to our Shops. As well as PAT Testing, to complete functionality tests on electrical items.
Must be able to work unsupervised, ideally have PAT Testing experience but training can be given. Reliable and good time-keeping.
Wednesday or Friday 10am-3pm
An exciting opportunity has arisen as Dr Kershaw's is set to open a bridal and occasion wear shop in Spindles Shopping Centre.
❤ 2 ❤ require volunteers who ideally have previous retail experience – day to day duties include merchandising, pricing, shop cleaning and cashier duties. We require someone with very good customer service skills to assist customers who are shopping for bridal and occasion wear.
Available shifts: Monday - Saturday, 9.30am – 4.30pm, or AM shift (9.30am – 1pm) or PM shift (1pm – 4.30pm)
We have availability on most days at our shops, but would really welcome applications to help on the following sessions:
Chadderton: Monday - Saturday, 9:30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4:30pm
Lees - No vacancies at present
Oldham - Monday - 9:30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4:30pm
Thursday - 1pm - 4:30pm
Friday - 1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4:30pm
Shaw - No vacancies at present
Royton - Tuesday - 1pm - 4:30pm, Wednesday - 1pm - 4:30pm, Thursday - 1pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 9:30 - 1pm
This volunteer role supports the operation of our shops, with the purpose of maximising sales, profitability and the positive perception of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Our shop volunteers tell us they enjoy the fantastic teamwork at the stores and knowing that everything they raise supports patient care. This can be a physically demanding and fast paced role as it includes sorting and pricing goods, moving stock, merchandising and using a till.
We also welcome applications for stock processing behind the scenes and visual merchandisers, cleaning help and more! If you have a particular skill that you think would benefit our shops, then we would love to hear from you.
At The Hospice
Turf Lane, Royton
Working in our Well-Being Centre, we are looking for someone who can interact with our patients and treat them to nice painted nails, as part of our Look Good, Feel Good Programme.
This will be every other Thursday initially, from 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Responsibilities include: serving food and beverages, cleaning tables, keeping kitchen area clean and tidy.
There are no cooking responsibilities involved
Tuesday - Thursday, 11am – 2.30pm
Do you have a spare few hours on Friday evening? Would you like meet and greet visitors to our Hospice and answer the phones to anyone calling?
We are looking for a Receptionist to cover an evening shift from 6pm-8pm. Full training will be given.
Cafe K Volunteers – serving pre-prepared food and drinks, cash handling and cleaning.
Shifts available are: 11am to 2.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Afternoon Tea – serving refreshments on the ward and in the day hospice.
Shifts available are: Ad hoc – We currently need volunteers to cover shifts Monday to Saturday 2-4pm.
Have you got green fingers? Your help in keeping our grounds and garden looking good throughout the season would be really welcome. We will be making changes to our garden this year and are looking to develop some teams of gardeners who can support the fantastic work of our existing Wednesday team. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
We will be looking to develop our grounds in the next few seasons, and are looking for people with an interest in vegetable growing and garden design to support the process. Ideally, you will enjoy working collaboratively with a group of other volunteers, and be able to make a regular commitment to helping us develop our grounds.
Have fun and make a massive difference in just a few hours. Whether you enjoy the buzz of helping a big event to run well, or want to make a huge impact with just a few hours of your time, events volunteering can be a really satisfying way to make a difference. What’s more, you can be assured that all funds raised will go directly back into patient care, so you’ll make a huge impact in just a few hours.
Drivers (own car) –Transporting our patients from home to the Day Hospice.
Shifts available are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30-10am and 3-4.30pm.
You will need a clean driving licence, an MOT certificate and valid car insurance.
We currently need a minibus driver to transport patients to our day hospice. You will need a clean driving license (which states you can drive a minibus) and be willing to complete MIDAS training provided by the hospice.
Shifts available: Tuesday - Thursday 8.30-10am and 2.30-4pm. (Relief Driver)
We are looking for a Van Driver on Wednesday morning to assist with home collections, transporting goods to our Shops and other ad hoc duties as required. Must be 25-75 due to insurance purposes. Shifts available 9am - 12pm.
Day Hospice Roles
Look Good, Feel Good
We are looking for volunteers who would be happy to provide beauty therapy services to our day hospice patients. All products will be provided by the hospice.
We are looking for volunteers to provide nail painting and make up application.
Shifts available: Thursday 11:30 – 2:30pm.
Please note Look Good, Feel Good runs fortnightly.
We have several vacancies for housekeeping support at the hospice. These volunteers would support the wider housekeeping team in ensuring the hospice runs smoothly on a day to day basis. Roles include cleaning, laundry and lots of washing up!
Shifts available: Monday to Friday 9-12noon.
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 Co-ordinator, Leanne Gurney on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.