Find out about the wide range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t manage without considerable support from our local community. Learn about all the different ways in which you can help Prospect Hospice, for example by taking part in fundraising events, playing our lottery, or remembering us in your will. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Prospect Hospice is a leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north-east Wiltshire. We provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end-of-life care and support.
Volunteers are central to our work, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles. If you’d like to help Prospect Hospice by giving some of your time, you’ll find all the information you need here, including current opportunities, volunteer profiles and the benefits of volunteering for us.
The staff at Prospect Hospice have one shared aim: to provide the very best end-of-life care to people in our community who really need it. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our current vacancies and find out how we can support you in your career development.
A significant amount of Prospect Hospice’s income is raised through our charity shops. The success of our retail operation depends on the generous support of the local community (donating and buying goods), and the commitment of our managers and volunteers. Find out more here.
At Prospect Hospice, we are proud of the remarkable contribution made by our volunteers, which is absolutely vital to our work.
There are many ways in which volunteers can get involved, sharing their skills and experience to help us deliver high quality end-of-life services. This includes everything from supporting the care of patients and families at the hospice and in the community, to working in our charity shops, to helping our fundraising team generate the money we need to operate.
We’ve always recognised the importance of our volunteers, and in 2016 were given the prestigious Investing in Volunteers award. Prospect Hospice is one of only five hospices in England to have achieved this (find out more in our News section below). Our annual volunteer conferences provide a space to acknowledge the value of our volunteers, hear their voices and examine how we can better support them.
In this section you can find out about volunteering opportunities and how to apply for them, as well as reading some volunteer profiles, which describe what volunteering feels like for some of the people who already give us their time.
We asked our staff what our volunteers mean to them, and this is what they had to say…
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Fancy a chat to find out more? Want to pop in and meet with our friendly volunteer team? Drop us a line and we’ll be in touch.
Our longest volunteer has been with us now for just over 36 years
We have over 50 different volunteer roles
Our volunteer shifts can be as little as 4 hours per week
I've known some patients that have been cared for by Prospect Hospice, and I know that the hospice is very highly thought of. I wanted to do something worthwhile with my time so I'm here volunteering in the Heart of the Hospice as a cafe volunteer.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web