Volunteering - our lifeblood

Volunteer Support Network

Specially recruited, trained and supervised volunteers support all components of the hospice program. Some volunteers help support patients and their families while others help with reception, administration, computers, drivers, fundraising, Day Program hosts, flower arranging, baking & preserving, knitting, biographers, gardeners, housekeeping or car cleaners.

Our HospiceShop Volunteers

Hospice Taranaki's four retail HospiceShops are staffed with the support of a huge team of skilled and dedicated volunteers. The contribution of volunteers enables Hospice Taranaki to help raise vital funds to care for patients and families within Taranaki Region.

HospiceShops Warehouse Borrell Ave, Volunteers

Hospice Warehouse on Borrell Ave, New Plymouth has a large team of skilled and dedicated volunteers, using their various backgrounds to assist Hospice make the most of each and every item donated. The team sort, fix, clean and they transport resalable donated goods.

To become a volunteer

  • HospiceShops - please call into your nearest HospiceShop to request an application pack. 
  • HospiceShops Borrell Ave Warehouse - Please call into 19 Borrell Ave, Westown to request an application pack from Michelle. 
  • Te Rangimarie and/or in the community, then please contact Lianne McElroy at Te Rangimarie 06 753 7830 or email  Lianne McElroy  to arrange a time to meet.
  • Biographies, then please contact the Family Support Co-ordinator - Jenny Blyde


  • Reception to fill in casual postions.
  • Housekeeping - casual rotation
  • Providing transport
  • respite sitting
  • Biographers
  • all HospicsShops & New Plymouth HospiceShop Warehouse are looking for volunteers

Special Skills

If you have any specialist skills which you think may be of help to Hospice Taranaki, please contact Lianne McElroy either phone 06 753 7830 or email Lianne