We’re always interested in speaking to potential volunteers whatever their skill set, so please go ahead and apply even if you aren’t interested in/don’t have the skills for any of the roles listed below. We are very likely to have something that suits you!
At the moment we are particularly looking for:
Shop Volunteers – Hythe
We are looking for more volunteers to help in our Hythe shop, especially on Saturdays. Please call Karen on 02380 847736 for more information.
To work on the InPatient Unit reception during the weekday evening shift, which is 4:15-7:30 pm. We’re looking for:
- good interpersonal skills
- good telephone manner
- sensitivity to the needs of patients and families
- accurate message taking
- the ability to multitask and prioritise
Training will be given.
To drive our patients to and from the Hospice, ideally in our adapted vans although some drivers use their own cars. We’re looking for people who can drive on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays. You’ll be asked to collect the patients from their homes and bring them in to arrive at the Hospice about about 10:30, and then return for them at 3pm. Training on patient interaction, hoists, wheelchairs and manual handling will be given.
To deliver complementary therapies to patients, carers and bereaved relatives. We’re looking for therapists who have a diploma in an established complementary therapy and are a member of a professional body. Currently we offer:
- Indian head and shoulder massage
(If you are qualified in a therapy we have not listed here, please don’t be put off – new therapies need to go through a clinical approval process but we are definitely open to discussing new ideas!)
Training will be given on patient interaction and delivering complementary therapy in a palliative care environment.
To be the volunteer on duty in our drop-in centre, The Coates Centre. We’re looking for empathetic people who can listen well, offer support, and focus on the visitor’s needs and experiences. You will be responsible to keep the Hub area generally tidy, and to answer the Coates Centre phone line.
The Centre is open Monday-Friday 9-5, and the volunteering day is divided into a morning shift of 9-1, and an afternoon shift of 1-5pm. We may also ask you to come in at other times to support specific events, if you are available and willing to do so. Training will be provided.
For more information, have a look at our Volunteer Role List and Application Form or email firstname.lastname@example.org