Volunteers contribute a great deal to the quality of care provided at St Benedict’s Hospice by assisting in the care of patients and their relatives. They are highly valued by the staff and their work is much appreciated by patients and their families.
Volunteers are also vital to fundraising for St Benedict’s Hospice, working out in the community supporting our fundraising department. With the help and support of volunteers we are able to offer so much more to support the services offered by St Benedict’s.
Volunteering at St Benedict’s Hospice offers the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and achieve satisfaction in giving something back to the community. We provide on-the-job training and an induction which introduces you to the work of the Hospice and volunteers. Volunteers are also encouraged to attend any educational courses that are run by the Hospice.
The aim of the volunteer is to strengthen the workforce of the Hospice/Palliative Care Team and provide a complementary service. Under the supervision of the professional team, this gives practical and supportive help to the patients, relatives and the bereaved whenever and wherever possible.
We use volunteers in many different areas, including:
- In-patient Area
- Day Care
- Bereavement Support Group
- Patient Transport
- Bistro Cafe
- Charity Shop
- Complementary Therapy
- Volunteers with a professional qualification e.g Chiropody, nurse