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We welcome you to join our very dedicated group of volunteers.

Why do people volunteer?

  • To feel useful.Queenstown Hospice Shop 7 c
  • To learn and develop new skills.
  • For company and friendship.
  • To gain experience.
  • To give something back.
  • To be a valued member of the community.
  • To utilise free time in a purposeful way.
  • To be appreciated and accepted.

How to apply to be a volunteer with Hospice Southland.

Fill out a downloadable application form or enter your details on our online application page.

Alternatively, contact Hospice Southland for more information about becoming a volunteer.

Areas where volunteers are needed:

In-Patient Unit (IPU)

  • Meal Preparation

Preparing a lunch time or dinner time meal from the menu for our patients.

  • Housekeeping

Maintaining a clean environment and home-like atmosphere for our patients and their families.

  • Gardening

          Pruning our rose beds and removing leaf litter.

  • Flowers

Providing flower arrangements or vases of flowers within the hospice.

  • Baking

Be part of a group that provide baking for the enjoyment of the patients and their families.


  • To help support patients and familites in the community (homes and/or rest homes)

    Day Programme

    • Activities and general support.

    Assisting patients with activities set by the Day Programme coordinator. A healthy sense of humour is required!


    • General administration duties, assisting with general office tasks.
    • ‚ÄčData entry


    • Fundraising and Events

    Collecting at our national annual Street Appeal in February, ticket sales at venues and helping with other fundraising events throughout the year.

    Hospice Shops (7)

    • Front of shop and serving customers at the till.
    • Unpacking and cleaning donated items.
    • Sorting clothes on racks.
    • Deliveries and pick-up of items.