Volunteering

We wouldn't be able to deliver all of our services without the support of our wonderful volunteers who save us over £1 million a year.

Through their efforts we have more resource to put into our patient care.

Our volunteers also help us raise income, and are our voice in the community.

Don't worry of you can't commit time regularly, there are many ways that we can use volunteers on an ad hoc basis such as for SOS cover in our shops, at events and in our gardens.

 

Reasons to volunteer

Our volunteers have their own motivations for being a part of the Hospice team, but here are just some of the reasons why you should consider volunteering:

  • A chance to work in a friendly team, to make new friends and meet a diverse group of people
  • A chance to do something fun, but also fulfilling both on a personal and job satisfaction level
  • The opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to our patients' lives and their families
  • The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to gain valuable work experience to add onto your CV and to learn new skills
  • The chance to gain valuable retail experience

 

How to sign up

Becoming a volunteer is quick and easy – use this form to register your interest or contact our Volunteers Manager Christine Chadwick on +44 (0)1624 647445/6 or alternatively email christine.chadwick@hospice.org.im

We are always happy to invite you for a tour and introduce you to existing volunteers, so please don't hesitate to contact us is if you would like to come for a look around.

 

How you can volunteer 

There are lots of ways you can lend a hand. We have created a range of volunteering opportunities to encourage 'ordinary people' to do extraordinary things.


In our Hospice Shops & Warehouse

We have 7 charity shops and a warehouse located across the Island served by a friendly group of volunteers. Our volunteer shop roles include a mix of responsibilities including customer service, processing till sales and returns, visual merchandising and stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing.

On Hospice reception

A chance to work in a friendly team, meet and greet patients and visitors, whilst also answering telephone calls and escorting visitors to the patients’ rooms. Occasionally there will also be a requirement to help out in the coffee shop.

At our events

Our events and fundraisers go a long way to helping us raise the vital funds we need to offer our services, and we simply couldn’t host these without the support of volunteers.

Activities are ad hoc and range from car park attending, handing out refreshments to marshalling events, selling raffle tickets and managing stalls.

Volunteer Drivers

If you love being behind the wheel and want to make a difference, then you could help our patients who struggle to get to and from Hospice. Our volunteer drivers help patients, who otherwise might not be able to access our clinical appointments or day unit activities.

Complementary Therapy Volunteers

We offer a number of complementary therapies to patients and their carers. These therapies help relieve stress, aid relaxation and promote a sense of well-being amongst patients. We are always looking for trained therapists who have a few hours spare.

Volunteer Gardeners

If you are green-fingered and have a few hours to spare then you could help out in our beautiful gardens. Job responsibilities include a variety of gardening tasks under the supervision of the Head Gardener.

Other roles

We offer a choice of many other volunteer opportunities including flower arranging, serving teas and coffees to patients, supporting nursing staff with washing & feeding and assisting patients with shopping and errands.

We would love to know if you have any particular skills you’d like to share so that we can find a role to suit you.

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