Volunteering at Highland Hospice is about working as part of a fantastic team to help support and care for adults with advancing, life shortening illnesses. Volunteers are key members of the Hospice family who help to maintain the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Hospice.

A Volunteers' Week 2020 message from our Chief Executive, Kenny Steele

Volunteer Strategy

You can download a copy of our volunteer strategy, 'Individuals complete the picture' here.

Rewarding Work

Volunteers don’t always need specialist skills and experience to help in the Hospice. By becoming a volunteer you could enjoy:

  • On the job and specialist training to help in your chosen role(s)
  • Gaining new skills and experience to add to your CV
  • Using existing skills and talents
  • Being involved and giving something back to your community
  • Meeting new people and making friends
  • Having fun in a friendly and uplifting environment

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and benefit as much from their work with us as we do from their skills, enthusiasm and commitment.

Volunteering Activities

We offer a variety of volunteer roles from working directly with patients to working behind the scenes. You can meet some of our volunteers and read about the different roles here. Some of our volunteer positions operate on a rota basis when we ask you to make a regular weekly or monthly commitment, whilst others offer greater flexibility. We always need a bank of reliable individuals who can help out as and when they can.

Volunteer Friendly Award

Highland Hospice has holds the 'Volunteer Friendly Award' which is a quality standard recognising organisations that are good at working with volunteers. As a Highland Hospice volunteer, you can be assured that there are good systems in place to provide training and support in your chosen role.

How to Note Interest or Register

Have a read of the different opportunities on offer on our ‘Volunteer Roles’ page and follow the links to Note Interest or Register online. If you can't find the information you are looking for simply call the Voluntary Services Office on 01463 227902 or email them on volunteer@highlandhospice.org.uk. You can download an electronic version of the Interest/Registration form at the bottom of this page.

Or, if you know already you want to Register, just follow this link - Apply Online