Volunteer at LOROS

Volunteers are an important part of daily life at the Hospice. We rely on a team of over 1,000 volunteers who give up their time to help us with a wide range of tasks.

From working on reception or in our snack bar, to volunteering in our shops, as drivers, at our events and as members of our fundraising and pastoral care teams – we just couldn’t do without them!

If you are over 18 and can offer some time, whether weekly, fortnightly or monthly, we would love to hear from you. Check out our Volunteer FAQs for any questions you may have.

If you are under 18 and are interested in volunteering, please email or call the education team on (0116) 231 8475 in the first instance.

We urgently need volunteers in the following areas:

Drivers:

Transport is vital for patients. We need volunteers to collect patients from home using their own cars or alternatively driving any of the LOROS vehicles.

Read the role description

Interested? Please complete and return our volunteer application form

LOROS Local volunteers:

LOROS Local, our mobile resource centre, goes out to various places in the community and we need volunteers to join us to provide information on our services and activities.

Read the role description

Interested? Please complete and return our volunteer application form

We are currently recruiting for volunteers in the following areas:

Volunteer gardeners

At LOROS we pride ourselves on having three beautiful courtyards which are available for patients, visitors and staff.

In order to maintain the courtyards and other associated areas we are looking for volunteer gardener support.

Read the role description

Interested? Please complete and return our volunteer application form

Hospice - General opportunities:

Call the Volunteer Co-ordinator on (0116) 231 3771 or email volunteers@loros.co.uk

Photograph of a LOROS volunteer helping in day therapy

Hospice Day Therapy unit:

Call the Day Therapy Volunteer Co-ordinator Suzann on (0116) 231 8475

Complementary Therapists at the Hospice:

We are currently looking for Therapists who have level 3 in Aromatherapy or Reflexology. For more information email Angela Baxter.

At our fundraising events or in our fundraising office:

Events and activities
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with various events and activities. Please see a list of our fundraising opportunities for volunteers for more information.

Donation box collections
Do you have a few hours to spare every 3 months? We urgently need volunteers to collect, receipt and bank money from LOROS donation boxes already placed in local shops and businesses. Full training will be given.

The areas requiring volunteers are:
- Ashby-de-la-Zouch
- Hinckley
- Desford
- Enderby
- Whetstone
Call the Fundraising team on (0116) 231 8431/2 or email fundraising@loros.co.uk to find out more.

For our Lottery team:

Scratch Card Sellers
Help promote and sell our LOROS scratch cards at various venues throughout the year, including LOROS events, garden fetes, music festivals and much more. If you are confident with good interpersonal skills and would like to lend a helping hand, then we would love to hear from you. Volunteers must be aged 16 or over.

Lottery Collectors
Do you have a few hours a month spare to collect lottery monies door to door? If you enjoy the fresh air, speaking to people and have basic cash handling skills then we would love to hear from you. Volunteers must be aged 16 or over.

We are currently recruiting for the following areas:
- Stadium Estate
- Mowmacre Hill/Stocking Farm
- Northfields (Catherine Street/Gypsy Lane)
- Syston

Call the Lottery team on (0116) 231 8430 or email lottery@loros.co.uk for more information.

Help with our donation stations:

We need volunteers to help with office administration work and sorting out donated items. Also, volunteers are required to assist with collecting donated bags of clothes and other items at events such as Walk on the Wildside and the annual Ladies Luncheon, where a donation station will be available.

For more information please call Elaine Godber on (0116) 231 8466 or email elainegodber@loros.co.uk

Home Visiting Service:

Call the Home Visiting team on (0116) 231 8470 or email info@loros.co.uk

EVOLVE project – supporting patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and cognitive problems

If you have time to spare during the week and would like to support patients with MND and cognitive problems to pursue hobbies and interests and offer support and companionship, you can volunteer to join the LOROS ‘EVOLVE’ project. This project aims to enhance the quality of life for patients with MND and Frontotemporal dementia.

Volunteers will work with identified patients and enable them to engage in meaningful activity at home and at LOROS and in turn provide respite and support for carers/families. Training and supervision will be provided for this role.

See the EVOLVE role description

For more information contact the EVOLVE team on (0116) 231 8470 or email MarjoleinCleaver@loros.co.uk

Become a community volunteer:

LOROS has been supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for over 30 years.

We are looking for volunteers to help with raising awareness about LOROS services in BAME communities. Can you spare a few hours every month?

Fluency in English is vital and additional language skills would be advantageous. Own transport is essential. As a LOROS volunteer, full training and support will be provided.

Please ring Anjana Vaja for more information on (0116) 231 8452 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Volunteer as a corporate group:

If your company and employees are looking to lend a hand with the range of opportunities we have, please visit Corporate volunteering to find out more.

Volunteer in one of our 28 shops:

Photograph of a lady working a LOROS shop Volunteering in one of our shops is a great way of supporting the charity’s care services. If you have a few hours to spare a week, your time can be spent in a fun way with many different duties that need to be undertaken each day in our shops. You may be interested in fashion, books, collectables or furniture. Remember, LOROS has quite a number of specialist shops – there is an interesting role for you!

If you are interested, please visit your local LOROS shop or call them. Find LOROS shops near you.

Volunteer your experiences

Share your experiences of LOROS

Photo of a patient and her family We are looking for patients and families to share their experiences of LOROS to help raise awareness of the care and services LOROS provides. Would you be willing to share your experience?

Please call (0116) 231 3771 or email marketing@loros.co.uk to find out more.

Volunteer and help to shape our services or training

Photo of a patient and a Doctor If you have experienced our services, hearing your views is really important to us. We have a number of groups you can join, which meet at the Hospice and include patients, family members, carers and LOROS staff.

Areas not currently recruiting:

Bereavement Support:

Our trained volunteers provide group support for bereaved people and assist with set up, meet and greet and facilitation of groups as directed by the group lead. If you have good communication and strong interpersonal skills and are willing to attend training at the Hospice for this role, then please contact us for an informal discussion and to check on current recruitment opportunities to this service.

Please call Michelle Weldon on (0116) 231 8407 or email michelleweldon@loros.co.uk

Please read our Volunteer FAQs, call (0116) 231 3771 or email marketing@loros.co.uk to find out more.