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Current volunteering vacancies

Macmillan Community Volunteer Project

New and exciting Community Based Project – We are recruiting  volunteers to help patients by providing practical and emotional support to patients, family members and carers, in the comfort of their own home.  Download a full role description here


Volunteer drivers are urgently needed to provide safe and reliable transport for our patients, driving them between their home and Blythe House on Tuesday, Wednesday and particularly on a Thursday each week. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles, which need to be easily accessible and roadworthy, and must have a current, clean driving licence with at least three years driving experience. Flexibility, patience and empathy are essential qualities for this role. Download a full role description here


We are currently looking for volunteers to assist our catering team with a variety of activities. This role mainly involves preparing and serving hot drinks and light refreshments to patients, volunteers and staff. If you have time, sensitivity, a respect for confidentiality and a general awareness of basic food hygiene, we want to hear from you! Training will be provided. Download a full role description here.

Retail Assistants

Can you sort treasure from trash and provide good quality customer care? Are you reliable and available on a regular basis? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Then why not join our friendly team of shop volunteers? We need volunteers to help in our shops in Buxton and New Mills for one morning or afternoon each week. Download a full role description here.

Complementary Therapist

We aim to provide our clients with the opportunity to experience, and benefit from, a range of complementary therapies, including reflexology, aromatherapy and Reiki, and hand and foot massages. Volunteers must be qualified in at least two different types of therapy, including one touch therapy and have at least two years post-qualification experience in their chosen therapies and some knowledge of cancer. Download a full role description here.

Information & Support Centre Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of the Macmillan Information & Support Service by assisting individual patients, carers, relatives and healthcare professionals to access high quality information and support relating to the illness; to provide verbal and written information, supportive listening and signposting to available services. Sound I.T. skills together with good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. Download a full role description here


Community Champion 

If you have a flair for organising events, or are passionate about raising money for important causes, becoming a Community Champion may be the role for you! In order to help us expand our exciting range of fundraising activities, we are looking to recruit a number of dedicated volunteers.
This is a voluntary opportunity and you will be supported to take part in fundraising activities in your own time. As a guide we anticipate the role would involve no more than a couple of hours per month, however it will be up to the individual what time they can give us.

As a Fundraising Champion you will be a vital part of the Blythe House team. You are likely to work with a range of people in this role, so good communication and team work is vital. Previous fundraising experience is not required.

For further information on this role, please contact us here or call the fundraising team on 01298 815388.

Fundraising Volunteers

We would love to welcome more volunteers through our doors, whether this be:

  • baking a cake for our coffee mornings (3rd Friday of every month)
  • knitting / crafting 
  • public speaking
  • events assistant (pre event, post event and on the day of the event!)
  • data entry
  • collection tin replacements in your local area
  • social media management 
  • storytelling and writing

If you’re able to lend a hand with any of these volunteer roles, we would love to hear from you! These opportunities are perfect for people who want to help Blythe House Hospice, gain new skills, meet new people, gain work experience and make a huge difference! For more information contact us here or call the fundraising team on 01298 815388.