We’re proud of the level of care we provide, but we couldn’t do it without our army of 600+ volunteers. They don’t just support our team – they represent 80% of our workforce and are an integral part of our service, both in the Hospice and out in the community.Become a volunteer
At present, we have over 40 roles for volunteers. Here are some of our more popular roles:
Our volunteers are the public face of the Hospice, manning the switchboard, welcoming patients and families, helping direct visitors and volunteers.
Supporting our in-patient team, looking after patients’ needs, ensuring their comfort and wellbeing and helping with activities and interests.
Whether busy in the stock room or at the till meeting the public, you can help us fundraise whilst also reaching out to our local communities.
Supporting our staff in education and research in a variety of new and innovative projects in palliative care.
“The volunteer pilot has shown me a different aspect of care which I would not have been able to experience without St Columba’s and I now feel more prepared and excited for what lies ahead as I take my first steps to become a nurse.”
Young Volunteering Pilot 2019
Start your volunteering journey with St Columba’s Hospice Care today and not only will you make a huge difference to the quality of life of many people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, you’ll also make friends and have fun.Volunteer now