Volunteering at LOROS

Volunteers are an important part of daily life at the Hospice. We rely on a team of around 1,300 volunteers who give up their time to help us with a wide range of tasks.


Volunteering opportunities

We have a variety of rewarding volunteer roles available across the Hospice, in our shops, lottery department, and at our events.

If you can offer some time, whether weekly, fortnightly or monthly, we would love to hear from you.

Complete the application form found on the relevant vacancy listing. If you have any questions you can read the volunteers handbook here.

Could you be the next member of the LOROS family?

We can only offer volunteer roles to those aged 18 or over.  We do occasionally have availability for volunteers aged 16 and 17 to work in our shops and we also, on occasions, offer Duke of Edinburgh award placements to young people aged 14 and over.  If this is of interest please email us for further information.

We strongly advise that all applicants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on application to Hospice based and patient facing roles, if they are able, as a means for employees and volunteers to protect their own health and that of our vulnerable patients.

Click here to register your interest in volunteering for us

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Current vacancies

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients? We offer the chance for you to make a real difference to people’s lives and to contribute to the care and support of patients and their families at a time when they need it most.

Volunteer Role

Admin Volunteer - Fundraising (Non-clinical)

This role supports the Fundraising team to complete general office and administration, to enable us to better raise money to support LOROS’ work.

Volunteer Role

Bag Packer and Collector

This simple activity raises a great deal of money upon which the Charity depends. Without such fundraising LOROS could not operate. This is one of many important streams of income and vital for the charity.

Volunteer Role

Bag Packer and Collector Team Leader (Volunteer)

As a team leader you will make sure all involved know to be responsible for their bucket/moneys collected for the duration of time in store/on site, and work closely with a LOROS member of staff to follow the cash handling procedure correctly. You will ensure all volunteers have time for a break, and that receipts are kept if purchases are made.

Volunteer Role

Mascot Performer

Lionel the mascot is an animal skin costume who attends school assemblies, thank you ceremonies and a whole range of events. We need performers who are confident in wearing the costume, friendly and interactive with crowds of various ages form nursery to adults. Lionel does not speak, but communicates through his movements.

Volunteer Role

Patient Transport volunteer

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.

Volunteer Role

Wellbeing Volunteer - Data driven

Support the wellbeing coordinator with data related tasks aligned with the wellbeing strategies for staff and volunteers.


Other ways to volunteer


Volunteer as a corporate group

Are your company and employees looking to lend a hand with the range of opportunities we have?


Help to shape our services or training

If you have experienced our services, hearing your views is really important to us.

LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE
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