Volunteering


Our team of volunteers dedicate over 35,000 hours of their time each year, saving the Hospice over £400,000 annually.

At Bury Hospice we aim to provide the best possible support and care to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families. Our ability to undertake this work and to further develop our services is only made possible through the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. We are supported by a committed and enthusiastic workforce of over 400 volunteers, who each play a fundamental role in the day-to-day running of the Hospice.

Volunteering is embedded into every aspect of Hospice life and we are thrilled to be able to offer a range of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with; from roles supporting clinical and bereavement services to fundraising, domestic, and administration or retail roles.

Current Vacancies

Retail Volunteers

We have shops located in the centre of Bury, Radcliffe, Prestwich, and Ramsbottom. As a retail volunteer, your duties would involve preparing items ready for sale (sorting, steaming, labelling) and supporting on the shop floor providing friendly customer service and helping to generate income for the Hospice.

E-Commerce Volunteers

Our E-Commerce team is based in Radcliffe. Volunteers support with the photographing and researching of donated items, and then with listing these items for sale on our online platforms. More volunteer support will allow for items to be processed more efficiently, increasing income generation for the Hospice.

Duke of Edinburgh


Our minimum age for volunteering across our retail sites is aged 14. We are pleased to now be able to take on young volunteers who would like to support us as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. As with all of our volunteers, Duke of Edinburgh students will receive a full training and induction, and will be welcomed into our supportive and friendly team of staff and volunteers at one of our shops.

Why Volunteer?


Make a Difference

No matter which area you volunteer in, or how often you volunteer, your time will make a difference to Bury Hospice.

Be Supported

Throughout your volunteering journey, you will be supported by your role manager and our Volunteer Services team so that you can carry out your role in the best way possible.

Gain Experience

You will be provided with role-specific training and a comprehensive induction, and if you are volunteering to develop a particular skillset we will work with you to grow your experience as much as possible.

Join a Team

You will be joining a team of volunteers and employees who are working together to achieve shared goals and having lots of fun along the way.

Feel Valued

You will receive regular recognition for your contribution to ensure that you feel valued and understand the impact of your role as a volunteer.

Diversity & Equal Opportunities

We aim for our volunteer workforce to reflect the diverse community we live in; we welcome and encourage volunteers from all backgrounds, with a range of experiences and skills. Each of our volunteers brings something unique and help to create a positive and productive working environment.

Contact Us


If you are interested in joining our team and would like some more information please contact us:

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Tel: 0161 762 5708

Volunteer Enquiry


* Minimum age restrictions do apply for certain roles

Areas of interest (select all that apply)*
Administration
Ambassador
Bereavement Services
Catering
Drivers
eBay
Fundraising / Events
Gardening
Housekeeping
Reception
Retail
Patient Services
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