Hospice Volunteers

Volunteers

The Hospice was started by volunteers and they remain integral to us today by sharing their interests, skills and talents. They make a real difference in their local community. Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and is a great way to meet new people.

Our volunteers give invaluable support in every area of our work . Whatever your age, background, motivation or experience, there is likely to be a volunteer role at our hospice suited to you.

There are many roles you can help with from Administration, supporting our client users or Fundraising.  We are always looking for help and have three intakes of new volunteer each year, February, June and October. Once we receive the completed paperwork we will place you on our list and invite you to the next available Information Morning.  On this site you will find the specific roles we are in urgent need for help with but we always need volunteers in every area of the hospice.

If you would like to have a chat about volunteering, then please give our Volunteer Co-ordinator a call on 01268 524973 who can then post you out a recruitment pack, alternatively you can download the recruitment forms from this site. (See below).

Thank you for your interest in the Hospice and I hope to see you soon when you  join our great Volunteer Team.

Right now, we are in urgent need of  the following:-

Volunteer recruitment pack

If you are interested in volunteering for these or any other volunteer positions please download our information PDF’s below

Download Application Form

Download Experience of Loss Form

Download FAQ

Download Role Descriptions

Download Equal Opps Form

Lynn, Barbara and Gemma (Day Hospice volunteers). “We love coming here to volunteer we find it both rewarding and uplifting. We have a lot of fun and our role is to make the Day Hospice patients feel safe and well looked after”

Mick (Garden volunteer) “We have a great team and we work well together. I feel really pleased to receive nice comments about the garden and good suggestions come from patients, family members, and staff; we try to accommodate the suggestions we receive. The gardening Team meet up for meals and drinks, it has become a “club” for us, so we all gain as well as give.

Thandie (In-patient Unit volunteer).  ‘’I am studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography and German, and hope for a career in medicine.  I come from a family with a medical background; I chose to volunteer in the In-patient Unit as it suits the hours I have to offer and I will have some contact with patients whilst supporting and helping the nursing staff and auxiliaries”.

Aaron (In-patient Unit volunteer) “Knowing I’m able to help in any way to make the lives of others better is something I cherish.  I am considering a career in medicine so volunteering will help with my communication and the comfort of others.  I am enjoying volunteering in the In-patient Unit and have received full training in order to be able to carry out my role”.

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