We are always seeking volunteers to help with our many Nursing Services, Day Hospices, Charity Shops and also our many Fundraising activities.

Give back, feel good

Whether it's a few hours a week or a few times a year, any time that you can give makes a huge difference and helps to keep our hospice running, allowing us to continue to provide care to people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

We have a huge number of strongly committed volunteers who give up their valuable personal time in a variety of ways to support the work of St David’s. The skills that volunteers bring to the Hospice are varied and invaluable.

There are many different opportunities and a wide range of activities in which you could become involved. No previous experience is required and full training will be provided wherever necessary. Your hours as a volunteer can be arranged to fit in with your other commitments.

If you think you can spare some time please take a look at our variety of volunteer opportunities available.

Current opportunities

Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities we a regularly recruiting for:


Based at Blackett Avenue, Newport, we would welcome people who have some basic IT experience to enter data on to our computer system and filing with our Volunteer Co-ordinator in our Fundraising department.

Therapy – In Patient Unit

We are looking for volunteers with any of the following skills; arts & crafts, talks, relaxation, etc. to provide stimulation for our patients in our new Inpatient Unit. If you think this is something you would be able to provide we would love to hear from you.

Cwmbran Depot

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping out at the E-Commerce online selling department where you will be listing items on selling platforms such as Ebay, Gumtree and Vinted, or help sourcing or packaging items in our depot.

We’re also looking for volunteers for general warehouse work in particular sorting, processing and getting stock ready to go out to shops.


We are looking for volunteers who could spare a few hours to support our resident volunteer gardener at Blackett Avenue, helping him with various gardening duties around the beautiful gardens at St David’s Hospice Newport.


Collecting Box Placers
Approaching various outlets (shops, businesses etc.) to enquire if they would have a St David’s Hospice Care collecting box.

Fundraising Volunteers
Give awareness talks, attend cheque presentations and represent St David's Hospice Care.

Draw Ticket Promoters
Sell draw tickets on behalf of St David’s Hospice Care to local contacts (e.g. within work / community / group / local pub).

Draw Ticket Sales
Approach members of the public at given locations (normally within a supermarket or other retail outlet) to ask if they would like to purchase a draw ticket.

Events Volunteers

There are many ways that you can help out at our events that take place throughout the year. We are always looking for people to help with the following:

  • Marshalling
  • Serving Teas and Coffees
  • Registration
  • Merchandise stall
  • Face painters
  • Photographers
  • If you have any other skills that you think could contribute to an event then please get in touch!

Grants Administrators

We need volunteers to assist the Grants Fundraiser in researching and identifying new funding sources of Trust income and in general administration duties

Retail Assistants

Many of our 38 charity shops have openings for volunteers who are able to offer a few hours of their time. No specific experience is required as there are many different tasks within shops and full training will be provided

Lottery Membership Officers & Collectors

Canvassing door to door for new members of our weekly Lottery and door to door collection of lottery payments from existing members.

Complementary Therapists

Qualified and experienced complementary therapists are invited to join our team of volunteers providing therapies to our patients in our Day Hospices and Complementary Therapy Out-Reach Clinics

Qualified Beauticians, Hairdressers and Nail Technicians

We are looking for experienced beauticians, hairdressers and nail technicians to give our patients some quality pamper time in our Day Hospice in Newport.

Kitchen Assistants

We are seeking volunteers with experience in food handling to help prepare and serve meals to our patients at our Day Hospice in Newport.

Usk House Day Hospice, Brecon

We are looking for sessional volunteers who can spare a few hours a month to provide Arts and Crafts, Poetry Reading, Talks of Interest, Items of Interest, Yoga and Light Movement Dance. If you can spare a few hours a month and give our patients the opportunity to try something new and improve their sense of well-being then please come and join us.

Newport, Panteg & Ystrad Mynach Day Hospice – Arts & Crafts Facilitators

Arts & crafts volunteers facilitate activities with our patients, providing interest, enjoyment, a sense of achievement and the chance to try something new.  It may be making cards, glass painting, watercolours – what ideas do YOU have?


We are looking for Hosts and Hostess to help at our day hospices in Newport, Panteg and Ystrad Mynach with the preparation of refreshments and the serving and clearing away of lunch for our patients


Usk House/Brecon Drivers

We have opportunities for car/owner drivers with a few hours to spare mornings and/or afternoons to collect patients from their homes and drive them to our Day Hospice in Usk House, Brecon. This role will require a DBS Disclosure at enhanced level, which we will organise and pay for. Travelling expenses of 33p per mile are payable. In particular people living in the Monmouth and Abergavenny area are especially needed.

Newport and Ystrad Mynach Day Hospice Drivers

We have opportunities for car/owner drivers with a few hours to spare mornings and/or afternoons to collect patients from their homes and drive them to our Day Hospices in Newport and Ystrad Mynach. This role will require a DBS Disclosure at enhanced level, which we will organise and pay for. Travelling expenses of 33p per mile are payable.

Volunteer Van Assistants

To assist our van drivers with the daily delivery and collection of goods