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Our Voluntary Roles

At Peace Hospice Care we have a wide-range of voluntary roles across the organisation, fulfilled by over 400 Volunteers. From roles based in the Hospice building, to those who support us in our Shops and in our community, there is a role for everyone. Each of our Volunteers plays a vital role in supporting us, enabling us to do what we do. In celebration of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, we are sharing the huge contribution our Volunteers make, across Peace Hospice Care:

Administration voluntary roles
Across all areas

Volunteering is my small way of thanking this amazing place for the care my husband received. It’s so good to feel valued and keep my rusting skills a bit polished! – Lynn Sheppard, Volunteer Admin in the Volunteering team

Facilities voluntary roles
Kitchen  – supports our Chef with catering

Environmentalpromoting environmental awareness across all functions of the Hospice
Facilitieshandyman, pat testing,  gardening volunteers
Receptionistat main Reception

As I live alone, working at the Hospice on Wednesdays and Fridays breaks the week up and I have the pleasure of the company of other people – Shirley, Volunteer Gardener

Inpatient Unit voluntary roles
ReceptionistIn our Inpatient Unit

Inpatient Unit HousekeeperHanding out patient meals and hospitality to visitors and relatives
Nursingsupport nursing and HCAs with personal care of patients
Inpatient Unit Wellbeingproviding emotional and befriending support and pet therapy 

Outpatient Rehabilitation Groups voluntary roles
Exercise and breathing groups

Scar therapists
Clinicgreeting patients and supporting nurses to provide Hospice clinic appointments

Outpatient Wellbeing Groups voluntary roles
Yoga, Tai Chi, emotional, meditation and Qui Gong

Art and drama therapytherapy through creative arts and drama activities
MindcraftChildren’s bereavement volunteer group

Choirorganising singing groups and singing activities
Compassionate Neighbours befriending and respite support in the community
Patient drivers transport patients from home to and from the Hospice

To volunteer at Peace Hospice Care is an experience and in life that no money could buy – John, Compassionate Neighbours Volunteer

Counselling Service voluntary roles
Counselling –  providing counselling sessions
Bereavement offering bereavement support

Clients were looking for support particularly over lockdown. For some people it was incredibly isolating and lonely and it may be that I am only person they speak to every week which shows how vital it is that we are able to support both in-person and virtually – Siobhan, Volunteer Trainee Counsellor

Fundraising voluntary roles
Fundraising

Fundraising events
Coin and Collection Box
Community Ambassadors
Foreign Coins

Retail voluntary roles
Gift Aid registering Gift Aid

Retail Assistantcreating displays, serving customers, working on the till, steaming, preparing stock
eBay Salesselling donated products online via eBay
eBay eCommercesupporting the Hospice in increasing awareness of our eCommerce operations and maximising listing opportunities for sales
Van Driver

If you are interested in finding out more about the roles we have on offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Amy Launders, Volunteering Manager on 01923 330 330, or, at: volunteering@peacehopspicecare.org.uk