Our volunteers are helping us make every moment matter for the people we care for, their families and their friends.

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. From welcoming visitors in reception to working behind the scenes maintaining our gardens, their contribution is invaluable.

We regularly add volunteering opportunities to our website. Take a look below – you may find the perfect role for you.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for John Taylor Hospice then please contact our Volunteer Resource Co-ordinator Paddy Breen on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

We are looking to recruit a team of committed retail volunteers who will support our shop managers to raise valuable funds for John Taylor Hospice.

We currently have shops in Erdington, Wylde Green and Castle Bromwich with our fourth site due to open in Brownhills on 15 February.

As a retail volunteer you will support the shop managers by selling our range of stock, selecting and preparing goods for sale and creating a brilliant customer service experience.

You will have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends plus the chance to develop new skills or put your existing set of skills into practice. Retail/charity retail experience is great but is by no means essential.

Volunteers add an invaluable dimension to the work of John Taylor Hospice – we need you to help us achieve more.

If you would like to find out more then please contact our Volunteer Resource Co-ordinator Paddy Breen on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

Volunteers at Erdington John Taylor Hospice shop


Our first shops in Erdington, Wylde Green and Castle Bromwich Shopping Centre have all been hugely successful and our next shop in Brownhills is due to open on 15 February.

As a driver’s mate you’ll help us keep these shops freshly stocked and ensure that donated items can be collected and distributed efficiently. Every donation matters and directly helps us raise funds to provide essential care for patients and their friends and family.

You will have access to one of our hospice vehicles to move stock and collect donations. You will be required to manually handle items that you are collecting and will be assisted by a driver to help handle and store donations.

If you are interested in volunteering then we will send you an application form to complete. We are obliged to ensure all our volunteers are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB) prior to commencement.

For more information please contact our Volunteer Resource Co-ordinator Paddy Breen on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]


Many of our day hospice visitors depend upon transport to reach us. By joining us as a volunteer driver you’ll be supporting patients to access the care and support they need.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend up to an hour and a half in the morning and the same in the afternoon, one day a week, picking up patients and taking them back home again.

We have a limited number of hospice vehicles so we are particularly interested in hearing from volunteers who could potentially use their own vehicle. A fuel mileage allowance will be paid. If you can’t use your own vehicle, please don’t let this deter you from volunteering – we’d still love to hear from you!

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to know more about the role, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Paddy Breen, on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

Volunteer driver's mates at John Taylor Hospice

John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham is at an exciting time in its development with a clear vision to improve end of life care for our local population, working with colleagues on the End of Life Care Strategies for the city.

We provide a wide range of services for communities across the West Midlands and have strong partnerships with our commissioners and neighbouring providers.

We are seeking two trustees to join our existing Board of Trustees to provide a creative contribution to the Board by providing objective (challenge and scrutiny) and constructive criticism at Board meetings and Board committees.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate senior experience as a trustee, non-executive and/or senior manager in the public, private and/or not-for-profit sector. Applications are encouraged from individuals with a background and knowledge of legal services, fundraising or commercial business development or with a clinical background.

Successful candidates will have the ability to act with independence of mind, impartiality and have personal qualities that can bring added value to Board effectiveness. They will also need to demonstrate compliance with the fit and proper persons test as a company director.

This is a voluntary position. Applicants will need to be able to commit at least twelve days annually and have flexibility to attend meetings at short notice in the interests of the business.

John Taylor Hospice is a registered charity.

For more information on these roles please contact Penny Venables CEO or Harry Turner Chairman of the Board of Trustees on 0121 465 2000.

An information pack with full role specification is available from Board Secretary Kate Ellis by email at [email protected]

Open evening and interviews

John Taylor Hospice is holding an open evening for interested candidates between 6-8pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

To apply for these roles please send a copy of your CV to Kate Ellis at John Taylor Hospice, 76 Grange Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 0DF or by email to [email protected]

The closing date for this role is close of play on 28 March 2019.


Volunteer stories

Marian’s story

Marian Copperthwaite supports John Taylor Hospice as a volunteer barista in our Moments Café.

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Eric’s story

Green-fingered Eric McCalla is dedicated to keeping our gardens in top shape for patients and visitors.

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Jane’s story

Jane Jones was inspired by the care our teams provide to volunteer at our FAB Programme.

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Chris’ story

Chris Spreckley is one of a team of volunteers helping out in the hospice’s Living Well Centre.

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