Volunteer News

Volunteer News

Wednesday, 9 February, 2022


St Francis Hospice Dublin would like to sincerely thank our volunteers for their support throughout the past two years. 

We have been inundated with cards of good wishes and phone calls.  Our volunteer programme is gradually returning to normal as services resume. This is on a phased basis.  

We look forward to welcoming back all our volunteers in the not too distant future. If you have any questions with regard to your role or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the volunteer department on 01 832 7535.

Thank you


Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUGpcdoXmik to see our volunteer musicans Brian and Berna singing in our In Patient Unit Garden to our patients. 




Investing In Volunteers

Quality Standard in Volunteer Management


We are delighted that St Francis Hospice has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Accreditation.  This is the Irish & UK quality standard for best practice in volunteer management.

In order to receive this award the volunteer department had to ensure that we met all the practices outlined in the Investing in Volunteers guidelines.  In addition, an assessor spent 4 days interviewing staff, volunteers & board members across both hospices.

This is this the first organisational wide accreditation achieved by the hospice which is a very significant milestone on our 30th Anniversary. Our volunteers play a very important role in enabling St Francis Hospice to provide a high quality of care to patients and families. We could not do our work without them.    This award is for our volunteers as an acknowledgement of the commitment, dedication and support they give to St Francis Hospice.

Fintan Fagan

Chief Executive Officer,

St. Francis Hospice Dublin.


Our Coordinator of Volunteer Services Barbara Kilbride shares her story about supporting and managing the volunteers of St Francis Hospice.

A special thank you to our volunteers Jean Wade (Volunteer Florist), Phyllis Murphy (Volunteer Receptionist) and Mary O’Brien, Joke Jansman (Hospice Day Care Volunteer Artists).

This video was in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland .


Please click on the link below to view.            





Health & Safety Training Workshops for our 300 volunteers play a very important part in our Volunteer Programme here at St Francis Hospice keeping our volunteers, patients and staff safe, but they are also a requirement within Health & Safety legislation. Your cooperation in attending each workshop when due for your role is very much appreciated.



(01) 8327535
(01) 8327635


(01) 8294000
(01) 8294099

Company Registration No: 153874
Charity Number: CHY10568
Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20027193


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