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Hospice volunteering opportunities

To apply for any of the opportunities listed below, click here.

Garden Volunteer

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St Luke’s is Sheffield’s Hospice, with a vision to support and care for everyone affected by terminal illness in Sheffield. We are a community organisation which means that everything we do is focused on helping people in their own communities as well as at our Little Common Lane site where we support terminally ill people and their loved ones and our adjoining site on Ecclesall Road South (ERS). 

We are supported by Urban Planters who maintain the large-scale needs of our gardens with tasks such as mowing our lawns, keeping our hedges and large trees trimmed and pathways safe for patients and visitors.

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist our Occupational Therapy Team and Patient and Family Support Service at ERS for a few hours each week, with various tasks such as maintenance of planters, weeding, topping up feeders and growing plants from seed. Some basic gardening knowledge would be beneficial along with good communication skills and the ability to be proactive.

Operating in pairs, our volunteer Gardeners will help us to maintain the grounds and garden for the enjoyment of everyone. This is a rewarding opportunity which allows you to contribute to providing a pleasant and peaceful haven for our patients and families to visit and enjoy.

Flexible hours: Monday - Friday various

Age: 18 +

For a full description of the role, please download the Task Profile at the foot of this page.


How to Apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by completing our online application form.

You may also apply by filling out a paper version of our Application Form and returning a scanned copy to  [email protected].

Alternatively you can post it to: The Volunteer Development Team, St Luke's, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, S11 9NE.

If you do not have access to a printer, please email us on [email protected] or call 0114 235 7639 or 0114 235 7548 and we will be happy to post you a copy.


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