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.

View our current volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Fair - 23rd June, 10am - 2pm

Come and see the different volunteering opportunities available at LOROS. There will be staff and volunteers from around the Hospice to talk to you about the volunteering roles in their areas.
• Opportunities for all ages (Minimum age 16)
• Lotteries
• Home Visiting
• Shops/warehouse
• Research
• Ward/clinical areas

You can get the process started by filling in an application form on the day.

The event will take place in the LOROS Professional Development Centre (LPDC), LOROS Hospice, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QE.

Our new LPDC café will be open throughout the day serving drinks, paninis, cakes and more.

For more information email Volunteering@loros.co.uk or call 0116 231 8512.

In addition, there are a number of other areas where you could also volunteer:

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:
- Loughborough
- Hinckley
- Desford

Call the Fundraising team on (0116) 231 8431/2 or email fundraising@loros.co.uk to find out more.

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

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

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:

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.

General volunteering opportunities:

If you have any specific skills or volunteering interests that aren't currently listed, please call the Volunteering team on (0116) 231 3771 or email volunteers@loros.co.uk