Fundraise & Get Involved

We need to raise over £8 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community. To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Volunteers' Week: Why volunteer with us?

Carole and Pauline

Volunteers’ Week runs from Monday 3rd June – Sunday 9th June and this year marks 40 years of the week that celebrates the contribution volunteers make to organisations across the country. At Hospice-in-the-Weald, we are celebrating the work of the 1,000 (and more) regular volunteers who help make a difference every day for our patients and their families.

This year, we want to to encourage even more people to make an impact by volunteering here at the Hospice. We simply could not do what we do without the time and effort our amazing volunteers provide. So, if you haven’t yet thought about volunteering, or if you have but are yet to take the plunge, read on to find out a little more about the value of volunteering…

Tunbridge Wells in Bloom Award, Volunteers, Pembury 2

1) It's rewarding

Our volunteers are everywhere; across all departments and roles. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and cultures, and vary in age. But, they all bring knowledge, compassion, experience, perspective and energy to our organisation.

Volunteers are inspired and motivated to join us for lots of reasons. Many join us as a way of giving back to the community, while some have personal experience of the palliative care and support we offer to patients and their families. Whatever your reason to volunteer, it will be respected and your commitment will be appreciated.

Sue Manuel, Ward Welcome Desk Volunteer

2) You make a difference

Our continued provision of services is dependent upon funds raised by our community and the roles many of our volunteers carry out are essential to the daily operation of the Hospice. By contributing their time, our volunteers help us to meet the growing demand for Hospice services and enable us to get the best value for every pound we spend.

We couldn’t provide the quality care to our patients and their families in our community without our volunteers. From our receptionists to those in the Gardening team and Finance department, each and every one carries out an important job that makes a difference.

volunteer in shop

3) Your skills are put to good use

Apart from their time and commitment, every volunteer brings a skill (and often learns new skills) that adds to our ability to deliver our services. Many will have experience they can use from careers, hobbies and other interests, all of which can play a big part in the role they play at the Hospice.

No skill is wasted or not used; providing a much-needed cup of tea and a chat to a colleague can be just as important as planting up the flower beds in the Hospice garden or assisting customers in our retail shops, for example. All volunteers have an impact and helps us provide outstanding care to those living with terminal illness and their families.

If you have a skill, enjoy working with others, or if you have some time to spare and would like to make a difference in your local community, we would love to hear from you. You will meet great people, learn new things and be part of a team who share a passion to make a difference in our community.

We provide training, support, and will help you to work in a way that suits your lifestyle and routine. All you need to do is get in touch via the link below! We can use your help and know that, in return, you will get a lot out of the experience too.

Smiling man in Hospice green t-shirt.

Volunteer with Hospice in the Weald!

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