Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Volunteering Opportunities

Our volunteers are absolutely vital to the work of Dougie Mac Hospice; without them we simply couldn’t continue to provide such a high level of patient care and support. Their enthusiasm and commitment helps us to help others in our community.

During the pandemic the majority of our volunteers were unable to support us as they normally would. We are now working hard to get them back with us in our shops and also have limited availability in other areas. 

To apply to be one of our Dougie Mac volunteers please fill in the application opposite.



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Volunteering Roles with Dougie Mac

Shop Assistant

An exciting role for anyone wanting to be a part of our 20 shops across North Staffordshire. 

  • We have vacancies in all of our shops but particularly need volunteers in:
    • Norton
    • Leek 
    • Bentilee
    • Longton (on The Strand)
  • Warehouse Assistant, based in Burslem
  • eBay Assistant; based in our Longton commerce shop supporting with sorting, packaging and posting of items from our eBay and online gift shop. 

Collection Box Agent

A great opportunity to get out and about! Collecting boxes in shops and business premises raise thousands of pounds for the hospice. If you have access to your own transport and some spare time this is for you!

We have various locations (within the North Staffordshire area) within a specified area with boxes to exchange & return to the hospice. This can be ad-hoc or a regular round and is ideal if you like to manage your own time.


Buddy - Community Support and Befriending

A great opportunity for volunteers who want to help out our patients and their carers. This is a varied role supporting in our community by

  • Buddy - visiting patients homes to support them and their family (under strict COVID restrictions*)
  • Transport - helping patients to make essential trips to medical appointments. You may also be asked to help transport equipment, such as wheelchairs (own transport essential).
  • Telephone befriender - a listening ear on a regular basis for companionship.

You can be involved in all areas or just one, extensive training and support given.

*individual risk assessment will be carried out

Our Values and Mission

Dougie Mac

Our vision is… to be admired as a centre of excellence for palliative and end of life care.

Our mission is… to respond to the increasing needs of our patients in our heartland by growing as a sustainable organisation, delivering outstanding value for money for all our funding sources and always remaining true to our core values.