Please note that these opportunities are open to volunteers aged 18+

Ward Clerks

Ward Clerks are based in our inpatient unit where they offer a welcome to visitors and administrative support to staff. This role includes contact with patients and families so Ward Clerks need to be sensitive and friendly as well as highly organised in dealing with messages and administrative tasks.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following vacancies:

Every other Wednesday: 1 - 5.30pm

Every other Friday 5.30 - 8.30pm

Patient Drivers

Patient drivers collect patients from their homes and bring them into the hospice for appointments or to spend time in the day hospice.  You'll need a full UK driving licence and to be comfortable working 1 to 1 with patients.  You'll use your own car and we'll provide all the checks and training you need.  Mileage is paid at the standard rate of 45p per mile.

Ideally you will be available one day a week, Monday - Friday.

Art Room Volunteers

We're looking for special volunteers to support the work of our current volunteer artists.  You'll work with patients in our day hospice as they relax in our Art Room and produce paintings and drawings.  You'll need to be willing to help get things set up and cleared away and to work closely with people affected by life-limiting illness.

If you have a creative streak and a desire to help we'd love to hear from you.

Every Monday morning and/or on a casual basis

Activity Volunteers

Activity volunteers bring something they enjoy to share with small groups of patients in our day hospice.  We'd be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who could do some simple gardening on a table top or in our raised beds.  We supply (or reimburse you for) all the equipment and resources you need.

Wednesday or Thursday afternoons 

Hospitality Volunteers

We're looking for volunteers to serve teas, coffees and cakes on our inpatient unit.  You'll need to be happy to handle a trolley and to stop for a chat with patients and visitors.  As part of our catering team you may also help serve up meals and make sure everything gets cleared up afterwards.  You'll need to be friendly and sensitive to the needs of patients and visitors and to enjoy working as part of a team.  For further details please download the role description.

Daily, 10.30am - 2pm or 2.30 - 5pm (with some flexibility)

For further information about any of these roles please call 01295 816 477, email [email protected] or register to attend a coffee & information event.

To apply please complete and return an application form. 

Please note that an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure & Barring Service is required for all of these positions.

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