Our 450 plus volunteers are vital to us.

We wouldn’t be able to care for our patients in the way we do without them!

Volunteering at ACCORD

We are supported by over 300 volunteers who commit their time and energy to enable us to provide vital care for our patients.

There is a long standing involvement of volunteers in the work of the Hospice. Their contribution is critical to the success of ACCORD and we value the unique benefits that come from involving local people in our services.  

Volunteers also help ACCORD to develop strong links with communities throughout Renfrewshire which raise awareness of ACCORD and of the care and support we provide to those who require our services.

ACCORD relies on its kind and friendly volunteers, who generously give their time to help out in our shops, at fundraising events and within the Hospice.

Volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to ACCORD, which complements the existing skills of staff making the organisation more effective in the delivery of our services to patients and families.

There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer; to help others, learn new skills, make new friends, improve employment prospects, increase confidence; opportunity to give something back to the local community and for many, recognition and value of the care that a loved one has received from ACCORD in the past.  Often volunteering can be a useful way to gain experience of interacting with patients in a health care environment, which may support future applications for college/university.  The one thing all our volunteers have in common is they want their contribution to make a difference; and it does.  


Meet AMY! Our Volunteer Coordinator 

I appreciate volunteers, I really admire and respect that people choose ACCORD to give their time and their talent to support the patients and families in our care.

Why volunteer with ACCORD? From helping in our Inpatient unit, volunteering in a shop, marshalling at one of our fundraising events or supporting our innovative Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, there is something for everyone.

Get in touch - 0141 581 2000 or email for a chat!

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Why volunteer with ACCORD?

From helping on our inpatient unit, volunteering in a shop, marshalling at one of our fundraising events or supporting our innovative Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, there is something for everyone. 

Last year over 30,000 hours were given by our volunteers!

We also gained in other ways. Volunteers bring many different and extensive skill sets which benefit our work enormously.

Volunteers come in all ages and from many different walks of life. These life experiences and varied backgrounds and outlooks add diversity and a bring a fresh perspective to life at ACCORD.

So it’s no exaggeration to say that we would not be able to run successfully without our generous volunteers!

We have an amazing mix of volunteers; from those who come on board for a few months to learn new skills, to volunteers who have been with us since we opened over 40 years ago.

 This diversity is something we really value as each person brings something different to the role.


Volunteer with ACCORD today

You can make a real difference in someone's life

Read our Volunteer Stories

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Our Stories

06 Aug 2021

Lawrence - This is your life

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Our Stories

01 Oct 2020

Helen Fleming Whitelaw This is your Life!!

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Our Stories

01 Jun 2020

Bereavement Support Volunteers

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Please let us know if you have any questions about volunteering.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, make new friends and enhance and develop new skills.

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Volunteer Application Form

Email to | Post to ACCORD Hospice, 7 Morton Avenue, Paisley, PA2 7BW



Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find frequently asked questions about volunteering

Will I require a Police Check (Disclosure Scotland clearance)?

As a volunteer, will I be covered by ACCORD’s insurance?

Can I claim out of pocket expenses?

How long does the application process take through to completion?

How long will I wait for an acknowledgement to my application for Volunteering?

Once I’ve started, can I expect to receive on - going support?

Will I receive training for my volunteering role?

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