365 days a year, volunteers from our local communities donate their time and talent to the organisation. Working as a vital part of our team, they help to raise funds, to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients and their loved ones. Retail and fundraising volunteers contribute hugely to the £7,500 per day we need to operate.
East Cheshire Hospice has three shops, one on Chestergate in Macclesfield, one on Thornton Square in Macclesfield and one at the Paddock in Handforth. Here our volunteers recieve donations, sort, price and display goods given to us by supporters in our community. Its sociable, hands-on work at the heart of our community and our retail volunteers act as ambassadors for the Hospice.
Often customers have personal ties to the Hospice and they may have a story behind their donations. You will be extending the caring ethos of the Hospice to them in taking the time to listen to their experiences. If you'd like to find out more about how you can support our customers and help to fund the care we deliver then please e-mail: email@example.com, or pop into any of our shops where you can have chat with the manager or a volunteer and we can arrange for you to play shop for an hour!
We are currently recruiting for these roles - please click on the link for more information:
Fundraising is important to East Cheshire Hospice, as we are funded just 17% from the government. Our community fundraising volunteers do everything from planning and running community events for us, serving teas, baking cakes and making handmade goods for us to sell in our shops. If you’d like to find out more about joining a community support group, please email Lisa Ball, Community Fundraiser LBall@echospice.org.uk.
Creating and refreshing all flower arrangements and donations of flowers throughout the Hospice provides a wonderful service for our patients, families and staff to enjoy, making the Hospice as welcoming as possible. This will be perfect for people who have a couple of hours to spare once or twice a month and would enjoy creating a nice environment for our patients. An interest in flowers is preferable, but, you don't need to be a florist!
Our reception desk is run entirely by volunteers – twelve hours per day, seven days per week fielding business calls and visitors, dealing with enquiries and taking donations, but most importantly, welcoming visitors and so beginning the Hospice care as soon as patients and loved ones come through our doors.
Please take a look at our Volunteer FAQs page and if you would like to put your name forward for a current or future vacancy, please download the application form. Thank you for your interest and support.