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Volunteering Opportunities

All volunteer roles are open to new volunteers at any time.

The Hospice shops sell good quality second-hand goods including furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing and household items. The shops are essential for providing revenue to fund the work of hospice in the community. They are almost entirely staffed by volunteers.

Sort and price donated goods in preparation for sale.

Volunteer provide vital support to Hospice fundraising enterprises by providing manpower, making telephone calls, and assisting with appeals.

The garden volunteers meet at 12.30 every Wednesday afternoon at Izard Hospice House. They work under the guidance of the Groundsman and prune, weed and plant to ensure the grounds are always looks fabulous.

Volunteers check and clean Hospice owned vehicles, ensuring the safe transport of our Nurses and Councillors in the community.

Volunteers assist with the day stay programme and work alongside the Occupational Therapist. Volunteers drive patients to and from Hospice House and help the patients with the activities.

These volunteers visit patients in their own homes. It may mean sitting with a patient to offer the main care giver respite. Making a cup of tea, doing some shopping, driving a patient, or providing companionship. Volunteers do not undertake nursing care or housework.

Trained volunteers record patient’s life stories, transcribe the recordings and print and bind into a book as a keepsake for the patient and their family.

Volunteers help our reception team by manning the reception desk, answering the telephone and helping with administrative tasks.

Volunteers see to the extra jobs, cleaning pantry and draws, ironing, cleaning fridges, cobwebs and dusting. There is always a job to do.

Trained volunteer’s delivery hospice/hospital equipment to the patient’s homes. This enables families to look after their loved ones at home.

Volunteers are called on to assist with small handy man tasks.

Volunteers provide a hot lunch for the Day Stay Programme on a Tuesday and other volunteers do baking and cooking for the patients. This food is frozen, the nurses delivery to the patients and their families.