At Compton Care we’re fuelled by an army of volunteers, working together for our patients and their families.
We’re lucky to have over 850 volunteers aged from 16 to 90 years old, who give up their time to support us. This helps us to save over £1million every year in running costs, ensuring that donations go the extra mile.
What can I do as a volunteer?
No matter what your skills or experience, there’s a voluntary role for you here at Compton Care. You can give a few hours a month, or come in and help several days a week, your support is always needed. So whether it’s sharing a smile and a cup of tea with our day centre patients or creating an eye-catching display in our charity shop windows, we want to hear from you.
On your feet
Shops - Why not volunteer in one of our 27 shops? Join one of our friendly teams to assist behind the till, sort through donations and help out on the shop floor. See where your nearest shop is here and then pop in and speak to the manager about available positions.
Gardening – Are you green-fingered and enjoy the outdoors? We have beautiful grounds across both our Compton Hall and Cedars sites that our patients, their families and other visitors are welcome to enjoy. From cutting the grass to keeping our flower beds weed free, we take great pride in ensuring that our gardens are looking their best all year round and are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out. We are also keen for volunteers to help in the greenhouses and gardens surrounding our daycare centre, and to engage our patients in these activities.
Receptionists - Could you offer a friendly face and a warm welcome to those visiting our main Compton Hall site? Our volunteer receptionists really are the face of Compton Care. They greet our patients, family members, visitors and staff when they first arrive and take all external calls and enquiries. If you’re a people person and have a few hours each week to spare, this may be the perfect role for you.
Fundraising – Our team of fundraisers couldn’t work as effectively without the support of our volunteers. We have a number of fundraising admin roles available, from counting monetary donations to inputting event participants into our database. Each job is vital in ensuring that our fundraisers can focus on what’s most important, raising the funds needed to ensure that we continue to offer extraordinary care and support to our patients and their families.
Drivers - Could you help transport our patients to and from Compton Care? Our volunteer drivers bring patients to and from our Day Centre and provide support with outpatient appointments. If you have a passion for driving and own your own vehicle this could be the role for you. Travel expenses are paid and days are flexible to suit you.
Events – Each year we hold a number of events throughout Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. We often require help from volunteers to assist in setting up, marshalling, manning of registration desks and tidying up afterwards. Volunteering your time to help at events is a great way to volunteer as part of a group, whether it’s with your family, friends or work colleagues, we always need more hands. Take a look at our events calendar and get in touch!
Compton Day Therapy Centre - Our day therapy centre volunteers support our patients simply by being a friendly face to listen and talk to. As a volunteer here you can get involved in lots of activities including arts and crafts, quizzes and games, or can help out with refreshments by making sure that the kettle is always on. You don’t need any medical experience to volunteer in our day centre, you just need to be patient and enjoy interacting with people!
Inpatient Unit - Volunteers on our inpatient unit support our expert team of clinical staff by tending to patients’ needs, bringing them food and drinks and being there to talk and listen. They also greet relatives upon their arrival onto the ward. If you can spare a few hours each week and can be a friendly face to both patients and their families, this could be the voluntary role for you.
Complementary therapy – Our complementary therapy volunteers offer treatments such as aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology, reiki and massage therapy to both patients and their families. If you are experienced in or hold qualifications in this field we’d love for you to join our team.
Bereavement visitors - Bereavement visitors are volunteers who provide bereaved relatives with the opportunity to talk to someone about their thoughts and feelings. Volunteers can either visit relatives in their own homes or see them here at The Cedars. Our volunteer bereavement visitors are trained in grief awareness and loss, are not judgemental and have exceptional listening skills. If you’d like to provide help and support to family members going through difficult times and can commit to completing our bereavement visitor training, we want to hear from you!
Professional volunteer roles - For professionals with specific skills that can benefit the hospice, there are trustee positions, jobs in finance and roles that can make use of corporate experience and contacts. For more information fill in our contact form, or speak to our Volunteer Services team on 0300 323 0250.