Willow Burn Hospice


Do you have some free time and want to use it to make a difference? Are you a student, retired, work part-time or looking to get back into the workplace?

Volunteering with Willow Burn is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. With a multitude of roles available including fundraising, retail, catering and administration, we are just waiting to hear from you!

Come and join our incredible team and help us continue our work; caring for the people of Derwentside and their families.

Why Volunteer?

Not only does volunteering make a big difference to our service users, it can also be really valuable to you. Here are just some of the ways how:

  • Gain confidence

  • Make a difference

  • Meet people

  • Be part of a community

  • Learn new skills

  • Take on a challenge

  • Have fun

Throughout the year, Willow Burn also offers volunteers a number of benefits to say thank you for your dedication and to offer you the opportunity to steer your volunteer journey:

  • A bi-monthly volunteer bulletin

  • A quarterly Willow Burn Newsletter

  • A yearly volunteer survey

  • Two annual celebration events

  • 10% off in the Willow Burn Shops and a special volunteer menu in the Willows Café for all volunteers with your ID

  • The Volunteer Training Passport

Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities

Our Mission.
To deliver hospice care of the highest standard to our patients and those important to them – now and in the future.

Our Vision
Treasuring lives through high quality, personalised, palliative & end of life care and bereavement support.

Our Values

Caring: We put care, compassion and dignity at the heart of everything we do.

Aspiring: We are passionate about delivering high quality, personalised services.

Responsible: We are a responsible organisation that people can trust.

Empowering: We support and enable people to make the choices that matter to them.

Our values are at the heart of every thing we do; anyone who works for or represents the Hospice, in any capacity, is expected to uphold and demonstrate our core values, contribute positively towards achieving our goal and strive to fulfil our mission within our charitable objectives

Download: Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year we have a range of volunteering opportunities, suitable for many skill sets. Roles are often available in: day care, catering, fundraising, retail, maintenance and gardening. If you don’t see a role that interests you below, please contact us.

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If you're interested please register your details today.

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