Volunteer at the hospice

We are continually developing new roles for volunteers to support the work we do at Martin House. Please do get in touch with us and let us know about your skills, experience and interests. We will contact you if a volunteer position becomes available. 

Laundry Assistant 
Our laundry assistants support our housekeepers and keep hospice laundry and linen stores tidy and organised.  They use laundry equipment to wash, dry and iron parent's and children's bedding and clothes and also fold towels and napkins. 

eBay volunteers
Volunteers with computer skills help us to price, photograph and load items on to our eBay site. They also liaise with potential customers and pack and post items.


We are fortunate to have a small number of volunteers who regularly come in to help our maintenance team. Volunteers help us with tasks such as:

  • repairing the children’s bikes and toys or changing light bulbs

  • maintaining the children's computers

  • small jobs around the buildings and grounds


We have a team of volunteers who spend their time driving and running errands, collecting and delivering collection boxes, collecting donated goods and delivering them to the shops. 


Reception volunteers have a variety of tasks which include answering the phone, making drinks, greeting families and visitors at the door, counting money, photocopying, laminating items for the Care Team or Fundraising, helping process incoming post and franking outgoing post.

The office can be a very busy environment at times so it is important to be flexible and have a good sense of humour, being sensitive to the constantly changing situations which occur during any given day.


A number of our volunteers help out in the kitchen, baking cakes and helping with meals. These volunteers work closely with Robin, our resident chef. 


We have a committed team of volunteers who support our Gardener with maintaining the spacious gardens around Martin House and keeping them looking beautiful all year round.

Register to Volunteer

Please note we are not able to take volunteers under the age of 18 at the hospice due to the nature of our work. For further details you can email us on volunteering@martinhouse.org.uk or call us on 01937 845045.