Compassionate Neighbours Volunteers

Closing for application: 13 Nov 2024

Could you be a Compassionate Neighbour? Compassionate Neighbours is free community-led support for anyone living with or caring for a person with a serious, long-term or terminal illness.

Age: 18 - 80
When: Flexible
Where: Onsite And Hybrid


People living with a serious, long-term, or terminal illness often struggle with loneliness and could do with some extra support. Compassionate Neighbours is a network of trained volunteers who are willing to offer their time, companionship, and support to people living in their community who are coping with serious illness.

Training dates in 2024:

  • 16th & 18th April
  • 22nd & 29th June
  • 11th & 13th September
  • 9th & 16th November
Compassionate Neighbours can help others by:

  • Offering companionship, emotional support, and a listening ear
  • Providing practical support, such as making a cup of tea
  • Helping them to stay connected to their friends and the community
  • Directing them to important support services to help them get through this difficult time
This role requires you to be:

  • 18+
  • Able to supply the details of two referees
  • Willing to apply for an Enhanced Adult DBS certificate with St. Joseph’s Hospice (unless you are subscribed to the Update Service)
  • Able to attend two days Compassionate Neighbours training.

What is next?

Please contact Lucia Francois at St Joseph’s Hospice: Tel: 020 8525 6058 Email: [email protected]. Apply online to volunteer: