Make a difference to your community

Mercy Hospice volunteers donate over 61,000 hours a year, making it possible to continue our service and give back to the local community.

Thanks to their energy and commitment, patients and families are enjoying support and connection that would otherwise not be possible.

Volunteers come from all ages, backgrounds, cultures and experience, but they all have one thing in common: the knowledge that what they do makes a profound difference to patients and their families.

As a volunteer, you’ll enjoy heaps of benefits. Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people, have new experiences or put current or previous skills to use.

Mercy Hospice Volunteers

Current Volunteer Activities include:

· Retail Shop shifts
· Hospice grounds (e.g. gardening)
· Patient transport (to appointments and our Manaaki programme)
· Patient service (tea and drinks trolley, in-house functions)
· Patient companionship
· Lifestory writers
· Fundraising

Joanna Bell
Joanna BellPonsonby Mercy Hospice shop
I absolutely LOVE being there and talking to people, most of whom are very happy to buy from Hospice. To volunteer is to give something back but also is a payoff to yourself as it makes you feel good. I have also made some lovely friends there and will continue to volunteer for as long as I can.
Shaliza and Ansh Malik
Shaliza and Ansh MalikEllerslie Mercy Hospice furniture shop
Soon after we moved to Auckland, my son Ansh and I began volunteering at the Mercy Hospice Furniture outlet in Ellerslie. We are new to the country and wanted to meet and connect with people while also contributing to the community in any way we could. It’s been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences we’ve ever had, and we look forward to being there every Wednesday.
Julie Milne
Julie MilneBlockhouse Bay and Mt Roskill Mercy Hospice shops
I was lucky enough to be involved at last year’s ‘10’ fundraiser as a volunteer. This was amazing! So much work had gone in to putting this event together and the guests who attended were ever so generous, buying auction items at huge prices. What lovely people they were. I would happily pay to volunteer for this fundraiser as I had so much fun.


Volunteer Voices

Welcome to the volunteer newsletter ‘Volunteer Voices’. It will give you all the up to date information we have in regards to volunteering at Mercy!

Volunteer Voices - June 2023

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Volunteer Voices - June 2022

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Volunteer Voices - December 2021

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Volunteer Voices - June 2021

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Volunteer Voices - December 2020

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Volunteer Voices -September 2019

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To become a volunteer:

Contact our Volunteer Coordinators at Mercy Hospice: 09 376 7574, [email protected] or fill out the form below.

The Volunteer Coordinator will respond to you either by telephone or email.

You will complete an application form, a police vetting form, and your references will be checked.

If both you and the Hospice are happy to proceed, you will be advised of the upcoming volunteer orientation sessions.


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