Volunteer with Hospice

Without the fantastic support from volunteers Totara Hospice simply wouldn’t be able to provide all the services our patients and families need.

Our volunteers make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in our community every year. As a charity we are truly grateful for each volunteer that brings their passion, skills and precious gift of time to Make Hospice Happen.

There are many ways to help us here at Totara Hospice, whether it’s directly working with patients in the Inpatient Unit, driving patients to appointments, cooking up a storm in the kitchen for the café, helping in our Day Hospice. Or maybe you love retail, we have over 200 volunteers volunteering in our Hospice Charity Shops. Administration teams love support from volunteers with filing, phones and data entry, and fundraising are always looking for event support and street appeal volunteers. For the majority of our volunteer roles, no previous experience is required and full training will be given.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us, if you would like to make a difference and give some of your free time please contact us now on or give us a call on 09 640 0025 we would love to hear from you.


Current Volunteer Vacancies at Totara Hospice

Find all our volunteer positions listed here.
If nothing catches your eye now please still send us an email with your contact information so we can keep in touch as we have different volunteer roles coming up all the time! Simply email and we can chat some more! 

Volunteering will give you the opportunity to meet new friends, develop or learn new skills and gain experience. It can also be a lot of fun! 

For information on assisting in our Hopsice shops find more information here

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