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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Managing the Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 - We are committed to welcoming volunteers where we are able to safely across Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. Whilst the relaxation of restrictions in the UK is helping us to welcome volunteers back, we wish to remain cautious in our approach to ensure the continued safety of all involved. Therefore, we are currently only accepting volunteer applications for roles advertised on our website. Please find a list of current vacancies below.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.


Volunteers are so important to the work of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. We depend on contributions of time and skills so that we can continue to provide care to patients and their families.

Whatever inspires you to join us, you could become part of a vibrant, friendly community that makes a real difference.

Below is a list of current volunteer vacancies. Have a look and if there’s something that catches your eye where you think you have the talent, skills and time to help, we would love to hear from you.

Simply complete the Volunteer Application Form. If you'd prefer to download and print out a paper version, follow the link below:

Download Application Form


Volunteer Assistants in our Penrith Shop

Can you spare a few hours to help us at our popular retail shop in Penrith? We currently have vacancies for several shifts and would welcome your help.

Shop floor and till volunteers needed:

  • Tuesday afternoon
  • Thursday morning
  • Saturday morning
  • Saturday afternoon

You'll also meet people, make new friends, improve your skills and learn new ones, using your free time in a positive and worthwhile way.

It's also a great way to enhance your career prospects and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

No previous experience is required, just a willingness to help. Why not pop into the shop and have a chat with the Manager?


Volunteer in our Lanes Bookshop

We currently have vacancies for several volunteering shifts at our Lanes bookshop in Carlisle.

Shop volunteers needed:

  • Friday morning
  • Friday afternoon
  • Saturday morning
  • Saturday afternoon
  • Tuesday morning 
  • Tuesday afternoon

No previous experience is required, just a willingness to help. Why not pop into the shop and have a chat with the Manager? Or give the shop a call on 01228 595881.


Facebook Marketplace Volunteer

Here at the hospice, we're donated a host of wonderful items on a weekly basis to help us raise much needed funds. We're really excited to launch our Facebook Marketplace shop and we're looking for someone to help us as we branch out into this new arena of retail.

At a time when online retail is vital to ensure the future of the hospice, your time can make a real difference to local people and their families.

Click Here to find out more!


Volunteer Retail Van Drivers

Our Volunteer Van Drivers and Van Driver Assistants help with stock deliveries to ensure each store can maximise income to help fund patient care. The roles will include moving and sorting of household items and general moving duties.

Volunteers need to be 25 and over to drive our vans, have a clean driving license and be physically fit.


Volunteer eBay Assistants

Sometimes we are lucky enough to receive donations that would fetch more on eBay than in our shops. Your role is to research prices and list and manage items for sale on our hospice eBay site.

You will provide excellent customer service and going the extra mile to ensure that our eBay department is as successful as possible to maximise income to help fund patient care.


Saturday Volunteer in our Lonsdale Street Carlisle Shop

We are in desperate need of a Saturday morning, front of house volunteer, at our Lonsdale Street Carlisle Shop. You'll meet people, make new friends, improve your skills and learn new ones, using your free time in a positive and worthwhile way.

No previous experience is required, just a willingness to help. Why not pop into the shop and have a chat with the Manager? Or give the shop a call on 01228 596640.


Apply Online

Click here to complete an online application form

Download Application Form

Click here to download a PDF form