Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and 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.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
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. We have volunteers in nearly 40 different roles that vary from supporting the care of patients and families at the hospice and in the community, helping in our charity shops and driving patients, to helping our fundraising team generate the money we need to operate and tending to our gardens.
We welcome volunteers from the age of 16 in our shops, and 17 in most other roles, meaning we have opportunities for all who wish to be involved.
In this section you can find out about our current volunteer opportunities and how to apply for them, as well as what you can expect from us. Additionally, you can read the volunteer profiles, which describe what volunteering feels like for some of the people who already give us their time.
If you would like to join our volunteer team please register your interest, or if you would like more information please contact us on 01793 816193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to have a team of over 600 dedicated volunteers making a huge contribution to the work of Prospect Hospice. We simply couldn’t provide the care to those who need it without their contribution. Volunteers support a wide variety of teams and therefore we are able to offer a vast array of fulfilling roles to suit a variety of interests.
You may wish to volunteer with Prospect Hospice to acquire new skills, or you may have skills that you would like to share with us. Perhaps you would like to meet new people or gain experience in a certain area for career or personal progression. Whatever your reason for volunteering, we aim to ensure that you feel well supported and valued and that the time you give us helps us and helps you reach your goals.
We do everything we can to make your experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Here are just some of the benefits:
You will also enjoy the feeling of knowing that every minute of your time given supports our work, our patients and your community.
We asked our staff what our volunteers mean to them, and this is what they had to say…
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Su Starkey, head of volunteering, learning and inclusion at the hospice, answers your questions.
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