Bucket Collection Volunteer

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A woman in a high-vis St Clare jacket walks with a charity collection bucket in the street

We need you!

It costs over £7.3 million each year to provide our vital services (including clinical and support services) and with limited NHS funding, we need to fundraise most of this. 

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic individual to join our Hospice team as a Bucket Collection Volunteer, to help raise money and awareness of St Clare Hospice through our bucket collections.

As a Bucket Collection Volunteer you will be an ambassador for the Hospice and work within a team of volunteers to raise vital funds within the local community. 

You can volunteer by yourself, or with friends, family, or colleagues – the more the merrier!

By donating a small amount of your time, you will help St Clare to continue providing specialist palliative care to improve the lives of people affected by a life-limiting illness in West Essex and the borders of East Hertfordshire. 


What are the key tasks of a St Clare Bucket Collection Volunteer?

  • To support a bucket collection in areas assigned by the Community Fundraiser on certain dates and for a specific time period.
  • Collecting cash donations and taking card payments from the public who wish to give. Handling cash donations securely.
  • Representing St Clare Hospice with professionalism, enthusiasm, and with a positive attitude.
  • Handing over buckets and equipment to other Bucket Collection Volunteers who are taking over your shift and/or Fundraising staff at the end of a shift. 
  • Provide occasional light information about the Hospice to anyone that enquires and refer them to the correct member of staff should they have any questions that need answering.
  • Maintaining a smart appearance, always making sure to wear your volunteer ID badge.

What skills, experience or personal qualities will I need as a Bucket Collection Volunteer?

  • Access to a vehicle.
  • Happy to be on your feet for a period of time.
  • Must be aged over 16 or over, and have photo ID.
  • Be polite and have good communication skills.
  • Accept rejection and don’t take it personally.
  • Be reliable, committed, and trustworthy.

The difference the Bucket Collection Volunteer role makes to St Clare Hospice…

Your support will help us meet our strategic aims of:

  1. Reaching significantly more people who are facing death, dying and loss in our local communities.
  2. Supporting our communities to become more resilient, to support each other and to remain independent for as long as possible.
  3. Seeking partnerships with other organisations to deliver better care for our patients.

Underpinning our core Values

By volunteering with us, you’ll be part of a community that celebrates St Clare Hospice’s core values of compassion, integrity, respect, excellence and team work. Everyone who is a part of the St Clare team is expected to embody this approach to their work, ensuring that our Hospice can continue improving and meeting the needs of local people facing death, dying and loss.

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More information

For more information about this role, including: the benefits you can expect when joining our Hospice; the training and support you will be given in your role; and other details about volunteering with St Clare, please read the full Volunteer Role Description.

Please click here to read more about the Bucket Collection Volunteer role.


Apply to volunteer in this role

Thank you for your interest! If you think you’d be a good match for this exciting volunteering role at St Clare, we’d love to hear from you.

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