Caring is at the heart of everything we do.


It takes a special person to work in a special place.

Our volunteers make a BIG difference

Why volunteer with Hospice?

By volunteering with Hospice we can offer you a varied role, sometimes challenging but always rewarding and of course with plenty of fun along the way.

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone 16 years of age or over who has a little time to spare and would like to make a big difference can be a volunteer. Hours spent as a volunteer are flexible enough to allow for other commitments. Service volunteers will be required to do induction training whilst other volunteers can learn on the job. References will be requested when you apply to become a volunteer. Service volunteers will need Access NI checks.
Volunteering Opportunities are available in our Adult Hospice, Children’s Hospice, in the community and in our charity shops.

Volunteering at our Adult Hospice:
Opportunities for volunteering include Day Hospice, in-patient unit, visitor coffee bar, reception, driving, gardening, flower arranging, library duties and clerical work. There are other roles available for those with special interests and skills such as music or hairdressing to name but a few.

We continue to be on the look for any new volunteers who kindly wish to offer their time and skills. At the minute, we have positions for the following roles:

  • Volunteer Hairdressers
  • Ward Clerk Volunteers
  • Laundry Volunteers
  • Kitchen/Dining Room Volunteers
  • In-Patient Unit Care Volunteers

If you want to find out more, or to apply, contact us on 028 9078 1836 or email

Volunteering in the community:
We have five volunteer teams in Belfast, Ballymoney, Mid Ulster (Toomebridge), North Down/Ards and Ballymena. Volunteers working in these areas provide back up to our Hospice Nurse Specialists who look after patients in their own homes. Typical duties would be: home visiting, befriending, driving, shopping and outings. In addition we have a day facility based in Ballymoney where volunteers contribute to the care and recreational activities.

Volunteering in one of our hospice shops:
Shop volunteers assist in helping to raise funds for hospice care and there is always plenty to do in the shops. Working as part of a team and volunteering in a charity shop offers an opportunity to help in many ways such as: sorting and pricing stock, arranging displays, operating the till, basic accounts and customer care.

To apply to volunteer with Northern Ireland Hospice, please download and complete our application form by clicking here.

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