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2015 Volunteer Roles

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Volunteer Roles Available in 2015

The Hospice’s services are continuously developing which creates further volunteer opportunities. We are currently recruiting for the following roles, some of which are new positions.

 

Adult Bereavement Support

In 2015 we will seek to recruit, select and train a group of volunteers who will work with bereaved clients in the community as well as at the Hospice. Volunteers will be offered an in-depth induction training course, regular supervision and support, ongoing team activities and a formal introduction to the hospice environment.

 

Children and Young People’s Bereavement Support

Do you have experience or do you work with children and young people who have experienced loss or bereavement, or who are supporting a significant person living with serious illness?

We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors (qualified) and those who may not have a qualification but have experience in working with children and young people who have more complicated needs.

 

Drivers

As our patient numbers increase and the area we serve expands, we find ourselves in need of further drivers to help transport our patients and carers to and from the Hospice. This role is easily combined with other roles and would not affect your current motor insurance.

 

Community Support Volunteers

Again, this is best combined with other volunteer roles. Community Support Volunteers bring social interaction to patients or enable a carer a short break. We are currently experiencing a huge increase in requests for this service, which may only take up an additional 2 – 4 hours of your time each week / fortnight.

 

Fundraising and Awareness Raising

With the expansion of our services, there is an ever growing need for funding and awareness raising out in the community. With the loss of Burton Farm, 2015 will be crucial and as such we are looking to recruit further volunteers to support our Fundraising team.

 

Friends Groups

We currently enjoy support from two fundraising groups, The Stratford Friends and The North Cotswolds Friends. They raise over £20,000 each year towards our Hospice services through a range of exciting events and initiatives. Working together as a team, these highly social groups are constantly growing and looking for new faces to join the fun.

 

Hospice Ambassadors

Raising awareness is as vital as raising funds. We are currently looking for Hospice Ambassadors to be the face of the Hospice within their own local community. Working with the Fundraising team, an Ambassador would be asked to help promote the Hospice’s services and develop fundraising opportunities within their town or village.

Both of the above can be worked alongside an existing role if preferred.

 

 

If you would like further details on any of these roles, please get in touch with Carole on clomas@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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