Volunteering at Willow Wood is more than just a job; it’s a calling to help others.


At Willow Wood we are extremely grateful to our wonderful volunteering family. However, due to this second lockdown and the closure of our shops, all volunteer recruitment is once again on hold.

If you'd like an informal chat about volunteering in the future please email volunteering@willowwood.info or ring 0161 330 1100 and ask for me.

In the meantime, please read some of our volunteer stories here, and look at the types of roles we will be looking for once normal service is resumed.

Lisa Pye, volunteer services manager.

Why is volunteering Important?

Here at Willow Wood and within our retail operations, we currently have a wonderful team of around 650 volunteers, and there is always room for more! Support from our volunteers allows us to continue to provide vital care for our patients.

Where can you volunteer?

There isn’t a department that would function as efficiently as it does without our volunteers continued support. Whether you’re answering the phone or gardening we have lots of great opportunities if you are interested in a voluntary position, and some of them are listed below:

  • Day Hospice
  • Reception
  • Hospice Shops
  • Hospice Gardens
  • Fundraising
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Admin Staff
  • Distribution Centre.

Volunteering as a Counsellor

If you would like to volunteer as a counsellor at Willow Wood, and can commit to a minimum of one half day per week for a year, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for fully qualified counsellors, therapists or educational/clinical psychologists or those studying towards professional qualifications as detailed in this job description and person specification.

The Benefits of volunteering

Not only is volunteering important to the Hospice, it is also highly beneficial for you.

By volunteering with us, you can learn new skills and develop your knowledge. You can meet new people, and benefit socially by working in a team. You can achieve satisfaction from giving something back to Willow Wood and the community.

We accept applications from groups such as Duke of Edinburgh and welcome Corporate Volunteering groups for days activities. For more information visit our corporate page.

How to volunteer

Alternatively, have a look at the role descriptions for the current volunteering opportunities - you may find the right one for you. And why not check out some of our volunteers' stories - find out why our volunteers do what they do.

If you have a few hours to spare every week and would like to help us out, please contact us.

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