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About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

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Events

Keep up to date with our many events and fundraising initiatives – we’d love to you see you there!

 

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Health Professionals

Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.

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Volunteers

We love volunteers! Find out how you can get involved by becoming a hospice volunteer.

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Behind the Scenes Roles

Not everyone wants to engage with patients, their families or the general public and we havea number of roles which support volunteers who want to work behind the scenes. Also, some of these roles support remote volunteering.
Role Description
Administration support Administrative assistance to hospice staff. This could include things such as preparing training materials, data entry, reception duties or general administrative tasks.  Some of these can be done as remote volunteering opportunities
Communications and Displays Assisting with the development and maintenance of hospice information displays.   Includes all aspects including art work, copy writing and layout. Some aspects of this role are suitable for remote volunteering
Cooking / Baking Preparing food in your own home which is frozen and distributed to patients on an as needed basis. This could include simple meals through to biscuits, cakes and other treats.  Frozen food is stored at Hospice.
Electrician Are you a qualified electrician who can help test and tag our equipment?   We need assistance both at the shop (testing donated goods) as well as throughout hospice house.
Facebook Assisting with the upkeep, communication flow and community engagement on the hospice facebook page. Some aspects of this role are suitable for remote volunteering
Hospice House – Handyman Completing handyman and general tasks of a similar nature around hospice house, to keep things working and in tip top condition. On an as needed basis
Hospice House – Gardening team The extensive grounds of hospice house provide a unique environment for patients, their families and the bereaved to pause for quiet reflection or use as an activity base. The gardening team is responsible for planning and completing of the maintenance, development and ongoing improvement of the grounds
Mechanic Are you a qualified mechanic who can help maintain our fleet of vehicles, irrigation pumps and other mechanical items? On an as needed basis.
Plumber Are you a qualified plumber who can help maintain our plumbing services at hospice house? On an as needed basis
Proof Reading This includes proof reading and editing patients biographies before final copies are printed and published, hospice newsletters, reports and other communications materials. Some aspects of this role are suitable for remote volunteering
Special and Research projects From time to time research projects or other self-contained projects are needed.   These opportunities particularly suit remote volunteering.
Shop – Depot Working behind the scenes in the hospice shops (Taupo or Turangi) sorting, preparing and pricing donated goods for sale in the shop
Trade Me We maximise the use of Trade Me to sell selected donated goods on line rather than through our shops.
Website Assisting with the upkeep, communication flow and community engagement on the hospice website. Some aspects of this role are suitable for remote volunteering

Sign me up!

If you are interested in any of our volunteer openings, or just want to chat about any opportunities or options for future volunteering then contact Hilary (Volunteer Services Manager) on volunteers@laketaupohospice.co.nz or phone 07 377 4252

Or if you are ready to go – sign up now!