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Become a Community Ambassador

Community Ambassadors help to:

  • Spread the word about what we do and why it matters 
  • Promote the services we offer (from early diagnosis through to bereavement care) 
  • Extend our reach and support more people with a life-limiting illness (and their families) 
  • Dispel common myths about Hospice care (through networking and presentations to external groups/events) 

 Could you be a Community Ambassador?  

Are you a skilled communicator? Are you friendly yet professional? Are you enthusiastic and reliable?  

You can learn more about the role and apply by clicking here. 

Please do get in touch to find out more by calling Peace Hospice Care on 01923 330 330 or Louis Breese, Community Engagement Co-ordinator at lbreese@peacehospicecare.org.uk  

Frequently asked questions

There are many and varied reasons why people choose to volunteer for us: some have a personal connection with the Hospice and want to give something back; some want to contribute to their local community; some want to use their skills and abilities in a new environment and some want to meet new people. For most it’s usually a combination of reasons. Whatever your reason for considering volunteering, your support will be invaluable to us.

From age 14 - if you are on a Duke of Edinburgh scheme, you can volunteer in one of our shops and be a part of our Retail team who play a crucial role in generating vital income so we can deliver our services. For more information about volunteering as part of your Duke of Edinburgh scheme, please click here.

From age 16 - you can volunteer in our shops, in office support roles, at events as part of the Fundraising team. You will need a work permit, which we apply for, contact us for more details.

From age 17 – you can also support patients in some roles in our Inpatient Unit and Starlight Outpatient services.

At age 18 – In addition, you can also be involved in our Herts Neighbours service which provides additional practical and emotional support to individuals and their families within their home or care setting.

Some roles, however, may have additional restrictions depending on the activities and/or responsibilities, such as insurance provisions for volunteer van drivers.

There is no upper age limit. The role profile will say what the minimum age is so you’ll know when applying but, if you are unsure, please contact us

Any time you give really does make a big difference. There’s a variety of roles available and the time commitment can vary – some are for shorter periods of time and some require a commitment over months. So, it’s important you know about how much time you are able to give. The role profile will give you more information.

If you can’t find something to suit your availability straight away, please still apply, telling us your interests and skills and when you can volunteer and we will contact you with some options.

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Each and every volunteer makes a huge difference - enabling us to deliver our free services
All our services are free and our aim is to help you achieve the best quality of life possible.
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