Volunteering

Tremendous support

We enjoy tremendous support from our volunteer community. Our volunteers bring skills and individual qualities that complement the work of our staff making a vital contribution to the high quality service that we provide. 

What we will get from the time you volunteer?

Our volunteer community is invaluable to Foyle Hospice. The support and commitment that the hospice receives from each volunteer strengthens our ability to provide an excellent standard of palliative care for patients and support to their families. 

Who can volunteer?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, they are both male and female ranging from 16 to 80+ years. Involved in both direct and indirect patient care volunteers bring with them a variety of unique skills that complement our staff enabling the hospice to deliver the highest level of palliative care to its patients and to their families. 

Whatever your reason for volunteering, if you are able to commit a few hours a week now and again or on a regular basis and you are over 16 years old we would delighted to hear from you.

How to become a volunteer

The next step to becoming volunteer simply requires completion of the Volunteer Form which can be downloaded below.

On completion simply post to:
Volunteer Coordinator
Foyle Hospice
61 Culmore Road
BT48 8JE
On receipt you will be invited to come to an informal meeting to discuss what you want to gain from you volunteering expereince and current opportunities.

At this meeting you will need to bring with you 3 forms of ID from the Access ID Validation List selecting 1 piece of ID from Group 1 and 2 pieces of ID from Group 2. Once placed, you will receive an induction to help you to become orientated within the Hospice and within your role. You will also receive initial and on-going on-the-job training as required.

For more information

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

Corporate Volunteering

We are always delighted to welcome volunteer groups from local organisations. Employees in the past have been very helpful in our gardens keeping the grounds in tip-top condition throughout the year.

Help is always greatly appreciated

There is always so much to do with paths to clear, brushes to trim, gutters to clean –the list goes on. Under the guidance of our core volunteer gardeners local organisations provide much appreciated help that lighten the load.

Perhaps you would like to take on an individual role as one of our ‘Workplace Champions’ to help coordinate fundraising activities in your workplace and promote the work of Foyle Hospice. By simply arranging the collection of our copper boxes, promoting our Weekly Draw and our events you will be providing an invaluable contribution to our fundraising efforts.

If you think that you and some of your colleagues would like to volunteer and support your local hospice please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

What you can expect from your volunteering experience

Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience. Your time will make a positive difference to the lives of our patients and to the lives of their families.

You can expect:

Volunteering Opportunities

We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers to our team. There are a number of different areas where your help will be appreciated, you may have a particular interest in our Fundraising activities or you may prefer to help in the Day Hospice or In-Patient Unit. 

Perhaps you want a weekly activity or would prefer a seasonal commitment – Foyle Hospice has opportunities that can easily fit around your work and personal life.