Volunteer Roles Available

There are a wide range of voluntary roles available at Overgate Hospice. We have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who can give you all the help and advice you need.

Volunteers are a vital part of the organisation. They provide an extra level of quality and care for patients, carers and their families and friends.

The value placed upon our volunteers is immeasurable. On average volunteers give over 750 hours of service each week to Overgate. Some volunteers have a regular commitment and others help on an occasional basis.  

All our volunteers working in the clinical areas at the Hospice are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Services enhanced disclosure (DBS). All have to provide two references and attend a general induction training session at Overgate Hospice before they can begin volunteering to ensure safety and suitability for each volunteer role.

Please note that the minimum age for volunteering at the Hospice is 16 years of age. The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 14.

  • Areas of Volunteering
  • Volunteer Registration Process

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Overgate Hospice. Please click here to download our application form, or alternatively call the team on 01422 387145 and we can arrange to post the form out to you.

    Please send completed forms to Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY.

    Once your completed form has been received we will invite you to attend an informal interview, when you will be able to learn more about the work of Overgate Hospice and discuss further interest in becoming a volunteer.

  • Volunteer Policy

    Below is a link to our current Volunteer Policy - last updated November 2017.

    Click here for the link

  • Volunteer Week

    Every year, during the first week in June, we celebrate national "Volunteers Week".

    It is a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the fantastic work and support provided by our team of over 640 regular volunteers.

    These are people from within our community who support us in our charity shops, in the various departments within the Hospice, members of our Friends of Overgate Groups, our Choir, at our many fundraising events - the list is endless.

    During this week we will be sharing with you just why our volunteers get involved and what they personally get out of volunteering.

    Please watch this space.....

    Kelly, Diane and Bev

    Kelly volunteers on Reception, Diane is a volunteer in our Halifax Charity Shop and Bev volunteers in our Day Hospice.


    Bev is one of our wonderful receptionist volunteers.

    May and Brenda

    May is one of our hospitality volunteers and Brenda is a craft volunteer - both in our Day Hospice.


    Tony volunteers in our Hebden Bridge Shop.