Welcome to the Volunteer Department of Marymount University Hospital & Hospice. We currently have over 150 volunteers who make up an essential part of our hospital/hospice team. Without volunteers we would be unable to provide the vast range of services and quality of care we provide for patients and families.

Volunteers are ordinary people who want to make a difference.  They come from all walks of life and all age groups.  They have a diverse range of life experiences and are loyal committed contributors to the life of the hospital/hospice.

Volunteers give freely of their time in many different areas of the hospital and hospice.

  • In Daycare
  • In the ward
  • Reception work in the ward
  • In offices
  • Driving patients to Daycare
  • Beauty care
  • Hairdressing
  • Hand & nail care
  • Mobile library
  • Happy hour
  • Flower care

  • Assisting to Mass
  • Ministers of Eucharist
  • Art therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Sowing
  • Gardening
  • Escorting patients on outings
  • Bereavement support
  • Musicians & singers
  • Letter writing


Helping others

There are as many reasons to volunteer as there are people who volunteer – People may decide to volunteer for a variety of reasons from:

  • To give something back
  • To meet new people
  • To learn a new skill
  • To make a difference
  • To support the local community
  • To cheer people up
  • To keep busy
  • To do something different
  • To make an impact

Most volunteers give at least two hours once a week on a day that suits the needs of both patient and volunteers.

We would be delighted to hear from you, volunteering can be an extremely rewarding occupation that has a positive effect on the patient, volunteer and the staff of the hospital/hospice.

Give an hour and see it’s power


For further information please contact

Noreen Smiddy – Volunteer Coordinator
Tel:  (021) 4390803
Email: nsmiddy@marymount.ie