St Barnabas Hospice

Volunteer with St Barnabas
As a local charity, we rely on the support and dedication of volunteers to help us provide vital care and support to our patients and their families.

There are so many ways to get involved with St Barnabas across Lincolnshire, no matter your age or experience.

You could work in one of our charity shops in whichever area you prefer – sorting donations, putting items on the shop floor, manning the till or helping with their social media channels. You could help with our fundraising events throughout the year, distributing collection boxes or even support patients in our Inpatient Unit or Wellbeing Centres across the county.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. Anyone over the age of 14* can volunteer, and it is a great way to meet new people, build new skills for your CV, and to help make a difference to your local community! We will also be able to reimburse you for commuting costs.

If you are interested in any of the roles available, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Current Volunteer Opportunities

Retail Volunteering

We have 25 shops across Lincolnshire including a Coffee Shop in Lincoln Magistrates Court. Volunteer roles include general retail, social media, and helping to run a shop. Volunteering in this area starts from age 14+ in most shops.

You will have the opportunity to merchandise attractive displays, sort donations, use the till and work as part of a committed team of volunteers helping to raise the funds that allow us to offer the excellent specialist palliative and end of life care that we are known and celebrated for.

You can find all of our shop locations here 

We also have opportunities for Volunteer Van Drivers aged 25+ from our Lincoln Warehouse and Drivers Mate Volunteers aged 18+ to help with logistics between shops and delivery to customers homes.

Inpatient Volunteering

St.Barnabas has two Inpatient Units, one on Nettleham Road in Lincoln and one in Grantham Hospital. Roles in these units include Volunteering on the Ward with patients or covering reception. You would support the nursing and kitchen staff in meeting the needs of patients and carers. You would complete nutritional diaries, maintain fresh drinking water and serve meals and drinks.

You would have direct interaction with patients, carers and family members on the unit, offering a listening ear during patient stays.

Due to the level of training required, a minimum of 12 months commitment to this role with at least one shift per fortnight is expected. Volunteers must be aged 16+

Fundraising Volunteering

Fundraising happens all over Lincolnshire. You will help raise funds through a variety of events and initiatives including working with schools, local fundraising groups and attending our Hospice led events.

There will be a variety of roles to suit your interests that will help us to deliver outstanding events, such as assisting with event set up/clear down, preparing resources for events, selling merchandise, registration of participants, stewarding, helping with refreshments and other tasks depending on the event; all of which will make a real difference to us!

Wellbeing Hubs

With Coffee Mornings at our Wellbeing Hubs in Lincoln, Boston, Louth, Grantham, Spalding and Gainsborough ; you will find a role welcoming patients and carers into the hub, helping them to feel at ease and comfortable in the environment. You will offer a listening ear during visits and signpost on where they can find and access information on other hospice services. You will help to provide refreshments to people attending and facilitate their visits to our services.

Creative Wellbeing Groups run from our Lincoln, Louth, Grantham and Boston hubs. If you have an artistic flair for art and craft related mediums and would like to support the groups, please get in touch.

Our Volunteer Gardeners support our Louth and Lincoln hubs. Louth on a Monday and Lincoln on a Thursday. If you would like to join one of these teams and bring out blooming marvellous results, contact us.

Wellbeing Team

Our Wellbeing Team roles consist of trained and trainee Counsellors, Bereavement Group Volunteers and Support Line Volunteers. It also includes the BEAM Cafe in Boston.

If you're interested in a role supporting bereaved people, get in touch


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to ensure all individuals facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receive dignified, compassionate care when they require it and where they ask for it.

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