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Our volunteers play a pivotal role and add great meaning to our Hospice experience in the interaction they have with the patient and their families/whanau. Whether it be with direct patient contact or working in our shops, our gardens or one of the other various rolls filled by volunteers.  They are the backbone to our charity and without them we could not provide the service we do.

 People choose to volunteer for Hospice for many reasons and each person will get something rewarding but different from their experience.  

From meeting new friends to the feel good feeling of giving back to your community, we get all sorts of positive feedback from our volunteers.

 We offer full training and supervision to ensure you feel confident and supported.

Ways you could assist Hospice South Canterbury

  • Cooking: Assist in providing simple meals for the patients of the Hospice
  • Gardening: and flower arranging at the Hospice.
  • Newsletter: and mail out assistance
  • Fundraising (Events) assisting at Garage Sales, Street Appeal Collections, assisting with the Mid Winter Ball and Wine and Food Festival plus more...
  • Shop: Front of Shop, customer care, packing and cleaning, deliveries and pickups, Drivers
  • Therapy centre: provide friendly patient support, hand massage. Drivers.

If you would like to have a chat with our Manager of Volunteers you can call Ange on 03 687 7677 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 For a description of volunteer roles please Click Here

To fill out an online application please Click Here