St Joseph’s hospice Launches New Fundraising Community Hero Role

St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the Country, initially founded in 1962 to support overseas work. They opened their UK service in 1974 and each year they provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas.

Could You be part of their new Community Heroes Team?
They are looking for volunteers within Sefton to help support the work of the fundraising team. This exciting new role will be community based, supporting their work in the community, with regular meetings with their fundraiser.

An outline of the tasks which will fall under this role are:

  • Collecting and replacing tins they have in shops. Empty tins will need to be collected from the hospice in Thornton and full tins returned to the hospice.
  • Putting event leaflets and posters into local shops.
  • Helping to source raffle prizes from local businesses.
  • Supporting supermarket and street collections
  • Being their “eyes and ears” within the community and letting the fundraising team know of any opportunities, e.g. fairs and events which we may be able to attend, local businesses that may support the hospice etc.
  • Supporting any events being held in the community in aid of the hospice (e.g. collecting cheques, attending coffee mornings to thank the organisers etc)

Around 2-3 hours a week, although flexibility is needed as the amount will vary depending on what events are happening.

They are looking to put a team together in each of the following areas

  • Formby & Hightown
  • Bootle
  • Netherton
  • Seaforth & Litherland
  • Maghull & Lydiate
  • Aintree & Walton
  • Ormskirk & Aughton

A team will consist of 2 or more people who will work together. Ideally volunteers will live in the area they are representing, or to have a connection to the area, as local knowledge is key.

They would also prefer the volunteers to drive, but if not, they may be able to pair you with someone who drives.

To find out more call Helen Pattie (Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator) on:

Phone Number: 0151 932 6043 or Email Address:

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