There is a very wide range of roles for volunteers at Longfield (see the base of this page for current vacancies) and people thoroughly enjoy working with us. This was proved by a 2016 survey of our volunteers, which revealed:
We rely on the goodwill of people like you, who are willing to give up your time to help other local families. Without your support we simply couldn’t care for so many patients. As well as knowing that you’ll be making a massive difference to families in your local community, there are many reasons why you might want to volunteer.
Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a volunteer in one of our shops:
We also have plenty of volunteering opportunities at our Minchinhampton base too:
Maybe you’ve just graduated or retired, taken a career break or been made redundant. Volunteering can help you gain valuable new experience. You'll probably enjoy having a regular commitment in a busy, friendly environment on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
You may have been a patient or a relative or friend of someone we cared for. We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer, who understands what we are about.
We have volunteer roles that can help you gain valuable work experience or carry out voluntary work as part of an award. As long as you are 14 or over, we can arrange this for you.
We welcome people who would like to utilise their specialist skills and put them to good use for Longfield. We often have specific projects that need specialist knowledge and we may be able to match you up!
Our Reception Volunteers welcome visitors to Longfield and handle incoming calls as a first point of contact.Read more
Our kitchen volunteers are critical to the delivery of our service, helping with the preparation and serving of meals and snacks (and the clearing up afterwards).Read more
Our hospitality volunteers make Longfield a warm and welcoming place for the people who use our day services.Read more
We're looking for a volunteer to provide administrative support to our small and friendly Volunteer Services team. You will need good skills in Word, Outlook and Excel and be able to use your initiative and deal with confidential data.Read more
Do you have excellent research, analytical and report writing skills, coupled with good interpersonal skills? If so, we would be really pleased if you could help us carry out an important review of our patient transport service to ensure that it is sustainable in the longer term and that we can meet growing patient need.Read more
We are looking for an individual to assist the Care Services Team with a range of general or dedicated administrative tasks.Read more
Help us provide one-to-one face-to-face or telephone support to adults who have been bereaved.Read more
Are you attending a recognised counselling course, hold professional body student membership and interested in helping provide counselling?Read more
Could you help us provide one-to-one face-to-face and occasional one-to-one telephone counselling to our clients, carers and family members?Read more
We need people to volunteer their skills in massage, aromatherapy, reflexology or reiki to provide a vital part of our care.Read more
We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of bereavement support groups in Gloucestershire, at Minchinhampton and other community-based venues.Read more
We are looking for individuals to work in our warehouse in Nailsworth sorting stock and handling donations.Read more
We are looking for volunteer shop van drivers to collect and distribute goods between our shops and pick up donations from people's homes.Read more
We need volunteers who would be willing to pick patients up from their homes and bring them to the Hospice so they can access our care.Read more