We couldn’t manage without them! Volunteers give over 75,000 hours of time to Oakhaven every year, in roles as varied as chaplaincy and driving, gardening and patient support. Oakhaven has about three times as many volunteers as staff.
When asked all our volunteers say that they want to make a difference and do something meaningful with their spare time. Our volunteers are as diverse as the roles they do, some are retired, whilst others schedule their volunteering around their paid work and other responsibilities, some are young people who want to help their community, whilst others help at fundraising events once or twice a year.
There is something to suit everyone, you can chat with the Volunteer Services Team on 01590 646447 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone over the age of 15 can apply to be an Oakhaven volunteer, either in the Hospice itself, in one of our shops, or to help with fundraising.
Younger people may be able to volunteer as part of the Duke of Edinburgh or similar scheme. Contact us at email@example.com to find out more.
What would you like to give? We have volunteers who give time once a year, some volunteers do a regular weekly shift and others help us out on a more ad hoc basis – there’s something for everyone.
You’ll be offered an induction and be invited to attend other in-house training sessions. In most roles you will also be given role-specific training in which you’ll work alongside and learn from an experienced volunteer mentor.
The hospice is a fulfilling and joyful place to volunteer, but it can also be emotionally challenging at times. We provide ample backup and support for all our volunteers. The Volunteer Services team is always here to help you with any difficulties you may face as a volunteer.
Great! Have a look through our current volunteer vacancies and complete the online application form. If you don’t see a role that you’re interested in, get in touch with us for a chat about what else might be available. Volunteering@oakhavenhospice.co.uk or call the Volunteer Services team on 01590 646447.
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