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. We have any different volunteers opportunities which include: working with patients, fundraising, and in our offices, gardens and shops.

How your time makes a difference

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?

Anyone can volunteer, if you are able to commit a few hours a week on a regular basis and you are over the age of 16 years, we would be 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.

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.

Once you have completed your volunteer application please 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 acquainted with the Hospice and your Volunteer role. You will also receive training as required.

For more information

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rachael Dobbins.


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