“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted”
– Aesop

Volunteers make a difference
to North West Hospice!

They have an important role in enhancing and supporting our services and are an integral part of our hospice team. Their friendly presence, enthusiasm, commitment and diverse skills bring a unique dimension to our care environment. In their various roles they are making an important difference to the scope and reach of our services improving the quality of life for those who stay with us and their families. Through their involvement with us, Volunteers continue to strengthen and develop our relationship with the community that we serve.

What Kind of Volunteering
Can I Do?

All our Volunteer roles develop in accordance with our needs. They are either carried out inside the hospice or out in the community. Depending on the Volunteer role, specific documentation such as a valid driver’s licence, approved and accredited training certificates, active membership of association documents etc. are required. At present, Volunteers carry out a wide variety of roles in North West Hospice.

Thanks so much for considering volunteering with us!

Right now, we’ve got an amazing team of volunteers in the North West Hospice Unit, so we’ve temporarily put a hold on new applications for roles like Reception, Therapies, and Home Visits. We’re just so grateful for the incredible support we’ve received!

But hey, don’t worry! If you’re still eager to get involved, there are still plenty of ways to help out. You can join in reception at our charity office, on our fundraising events or lend a hand at our Hospice Shop (check out our page on the charity shop) or just give us a call at 071 9170523 to chat about how you can get involved and make a difference.

All you need to do is:

1. Fill out an application form, which you can download here or collect from the hospice

2. Provide two references (required to complete your application)

3. Agree to Garda Vetting and provide photo ID

4. Make a regular weekly/fortnightly time commitment for a minimum of 1 year

5. Attend volunteer training and induction

Even if a volunteer role is not vacant right now,
we will keep your application on file and contact
you when a suitable vacancy arises.

What Happens After I Have Applied:

After receiving your application, we will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your interest and the availability of volunteer roles. If we have a suitable role for you, you will attend our Volunteer training. Full training must be completed before starting in your role. As a Volunteer with us we will offer ongoing support to you in your role. It is our hope that your Volunteering experience with us is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for you.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact Cathy Quinlan, our Volunteer Coordinator on 0874607737 or email VolunteerNWH@hse.ie

It is in giving of oneself, that one receives
St Francis of Assisi