Volunteering is a highly rewarding experience: there is a sense of fulfilment and personal achievement that comes from contributing to the community.
We need people with a passion for helping others and who have some spare time on their hands. Any volunteer can give as much or as little time as they like. We have many who help on a weekly basis and others who help only once or twice a year; all are valued equally for what time they can give us.
At present we particularly need help in Fundraising and Care & Support roles. But, whatever your skills or interests, please do get in touch to discuss the opportunities we have for you.
Fundraising: Our Fundraising Volunteers are crucial to the work of the Hospice. Without them our clinical services would not be expanding. They help with administration in the office, as well as providing help at our centrally organised events, which take place throughout the year. They also assist with collecting and replacing our collection boxes at the many locations in the area and with the Lottery.
Day Therapy: We pride ourselves on supporting our patients and their families with good quality care. To assist the staff we have Day Therapy Volunteers who work alongside the staff welcoming, providing drinks, conversing, and generally making the day special for the patients.
Bereavement Support. We support the families and carers of patients both before and after bereavement and help them through this part of their lives. This is an opportunity for you to make a worthwhile commitment and contribution to the work of the Hospice.
Chaplaincy Support: This is required not only at the Hospice, but in patients’ homes, in the Specialised End-of-Life Beds Unit at Amberley Hall Care Home, King’s Lynn; and also in the new Hospice which opens at Hillington in Spring 2014.
Drivers & Escorts. We need volunteers to help drive or escort patients and their families to and from the Hospice. Our Volunteer drivers can use their own cars or drive Hospice vehicles that are adapted to carry wheelchairs.
Home Befriending Service. The Hospice recognises that alongside the clinical and pastoral support provided, help is also needed with everyday tasks to allow the family member to have a few hours off; or simply some companionship. The Hospice Home Befriending Team will work alongside the clinical teams at the Hospice and in patients’ homes. It will provide respite to Carers, and help with practical tasks in the home.
Support for Families & Carers. The Family Support Team provides emotional support to the carers and families of our patients. The work will include both telephone and personal contact. We will support the carers of dying patients both in their homes and in the Hospice in group and individual meetings.
Complementary Therapy. We offer reflexology, massage, Indian head massage, M-technique, aromatherapy, reiki, and other treatments as appropriate.
We are always looking for people to support us in our Hospice Shops in Dereham, King's Lynn, Downham Market, Holt, Hunstanton, Fakenham, Wisbech, Snettisham and Swaffham
To find out more about volunteering, call 01485 543163 or email email@example.com
Or to apply for Volunteering download the forms below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org