Volunteer vacancies - East Cheshire Hospice

Volunteer vacancies

Ward Volunteers

Type:

Volunteer

Hours:

Any

Description

The Volunteer Ward Assistant will assist in-patients and staff with day-to-day activities on the ward such as serving meals and refreshments, helping with bed-making and laundry. This is a vital role which helps to improve our patient’s over-all experience by creating a relaxed and friendly environment for patients and their families. It may involve assisting at mealtimes with guidance from nursing staff, activities may include: handing out food trays, offering hand gel/hand washing facilities, providing fresh drinks, refilling water jugs, cutting up food, assisting with feeding patients, helping patients complete menu cards, collecting used trays.
The following skills are required:

  • Previous experience of working in a health care setting is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and seek support where required
  • Willing to undertake delegated duties but work on own initiative when required

For more information please email avs@echospice.org.uk

Application form

Evening and Weekend Reception Volunteers

Type:

Volunteer

Hours:

Evening & Weekend

Description

You will be the first point of contact for all people visiting or calling the Hospice, and it’s important to provide a friendly face to those going through a difficult time. In addition to dealing with a variety of visitors, and calls, you’ll take payment for all merchandise in our Reception shop and staff and visitor meals. Occasionally, at peak times of the year volunteers may also be asked to assist with a number of other light tasks to support other areas within the hospice. Previous reception experience is an advantage, but not essential – we are looking for people who present a friendly and approachable face of the Hospice, no matter what the situation. You will have basic computer skills and an excellent telephone manner – we will provide full training for you to use the till and phone systems. Sometimes Reception can be busy, so if you work well under pressure, then we’d be delighted to have you at the Hospice. You should be good at working in a team and building relationships with other staff and volunteers. Above all, we need someone who is empathetic, reliable, dependable and discreet.

For more information please email avs@echospice.org.uk

Application form

Community Companions

Type:

Volunteer

Hours:

Any

Description

Our companions help to deliver amazing care for people in the early stages of dementia as well as giving their carers a few hours break. We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy the company of others; can have a good laugh as well as being caring and compassionate. You don’t need to have had any previous experience of working with people with dementia but a willingness to learn is essential. You will be matched up with a person of similar interests for a couple of hours per week or per fortnight. No personal care is involved, and full support will be given to you throughout training and volunteering, so you can concentrate on enjoying making a real difference to the life of the person and their carer. For more info, please email hsmith@echospice.org.uk

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