We’re always interested in speaking to potential volunteers whatever their skill set, so please go ahead and apply! We are very likely to have something that suits you.
At the moment we are particularly looking for:
If you’d like to volunteer but aren’t sure how to find the time, a role with Community Companions might be for you. Companions visit service users in their homes, providing companionship and support. As a Companion, you can arrange your volunteer hours to suit your life, developing a connection with an individual service user and helping them connect to their local community.
As part of the Community Companion project, we are also looking for area coordinators to support the Companions and assign referrals. And finally, we’d love to hear from prospective volunteers with good admin skills who might be interested in helping with the Community Companion administrator role.
Shop Volunteers – all shops!
We are looking for more volunteers to help in all our shops, especially New Milton, Hythe and Fairview.
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 on any of the above roles, have a look at our Volunteer Role List and Application Form or email email@example.com