Compassionate Neighbour Volunteer

Martlets Hospice

Register your Interest

Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and a listening ear to anyone living in their community who is lonely, at risk of isolation and has been touched by end-of-life issues.

As a Compassionate Neighbour, you’ll be providing much-needed social and emotional support to someone near you helping them to do things they like doing and stay connected to the community as well as family and friends.


After full training, you’ll be matched with someone nearby based on shared likes, interests and experiences.

All training and ongoing mentoring is provided free of charge, we only ask that you have the time – around an hour a week – and the compassion.


  • Helping people stay connected to the community as well as family and friends
  • Helping people do the things they like doing
  • Regular support to help you develop your skills and confidence. 

Practical Considerations

Visits usually take place once a week at a day and time that suits you and can be as simple as having a cup of tea or taking a walk in the park.

You would need to be able to:

  • Attend one of our training courses
  • Ideally be able to commit to regular visits of a minimum of one hour per week to someone local to you
  • Attend a monthly catch up and development meeting at least four times per year.

When do I need to be available?

Details Compassionate Neighbours will be matched with Martlets patients in the following areas: Brighton and Hove Portslade Rottingdean Woodingdean Saltdean Peacehaven Newhaven
Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training