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:
Shop Volunteers – Do you have a few hours spare to help?
Our shops have recently opened up again and we are looking for more volunteers to help in all our shops, especially Lymington Adult, Lymington Children and Lymington Craft shops.
If you like meeting and talking to people, have great communication skills and you’d like to support Oakhaven, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our shops directly for a chat about the role. We’d love to hear from you.
Lymington shop – 01590 688697
Lymington Children’s shop – 01590610139
Lymington Craft shop – 07761013970
Chemo Support Volunteers
Our Chemo Support volunteers help with day patients at Lymington Hospital, serving drinks, organising frozen meals for patients to take home, and offering a friendly chat. This is a rewarding role that can make a difference to someone undergoing chemo treatment.
Hospice Neighbours Area Support Volunteers
We have a growing team of Hospice Neighbours who visit our patients in their own homes. We are looking for Area Support Volunteers who will match Neighbours to patients within their local area, reporting to the Hospice Neighbours Coordinator. The role will suit someone well organised, with good communication skills. Typically needing 2 – 3 hours per week. The role includes meeting patients for initial assessment, introducing a Neighbour and supporting them during their time together. Basic admin skills are needed and informal meetings with your group of up to ten Neighbours are to be arranged. This is a hugely rewarding role; full training and support is given at all times.
We are also looking for:
If you have a couple of hours a week and would like to volunteer close to your home, a role with Hospice Neighbours might be for you. Neighbours provide companionship and practical support to our patients in their own homes. As a Neighbour, you can make a real difference to the quality of life of others and become an important part of a dedicated and valued team.
We need volunteers with care experience to support our Carers Day team by looking after a patient in their home while the family carer attends our monthly Carers’ Day. This role includes personal care, and may be particularly suited to people with previous healthcare experience.
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.