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Volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice

St Columba’s Hospice welcomes the involvement of volunteers to help deliver its services. We currently have over 600 people who volunteer for the Hospice, each bringing their own skills, abilities and life experience to support our patients and families. Our volunteers are aged from 16 to over 80, and come from every background; some are at school or college, some are working, some are retired.

As one of our volunteers, we’ll give you an introduction to the work of the Hospice, and an induction on your first day. You’ll be trained in your role, and there will be staff to support you. We offer all volunteers travelling expenses, to cover transport to and from your volunteering. We also have social events in Volunteers’ Week, and at Christmas. Some teams have team meetings, where you can meet other people carrying out the same role as you. We offer updates on Hospice activity at our social events, and we send out a fortnightly bulletin to our volunteers.

We also welcome volunteers for one-off projects or days from businesses who are looking to give something back to their community. Please get in touch with our volunteer services team if you would like to find out more about corporate volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice.

We’re looking for people who have a strong interest in other people, who can bring care and compassion to their role. If you’re interested in volunteering, there is a list of current vacancies on our Volunteering Vacancies page. Just get in touch via the main Hospice number to find out more: 0131 551 1381.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice. Why not take a look at our other pages on volunteering, to find out more…

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Our Volunteers

Volunteers take on lots of roles at the Hospice, click on the images below to learn what these volunteers do!

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maureen, volunteer

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