The hospice provides complementary therapy to patients, staff and family members and we need qualified people who can help - volunteers are an essential part of the team. We'd like you to help for about three hours a week.

Interested? Call 01485 601700 or Apply Online

The hospice offers various types of treatments to ease symptoms - like fatigue, pain and discomfort, anxiety, fear, denial, frustration, low mood, depression and sleep problems. To carry out this volunteer role you must have the necessary qualifications and be registered with the relevant accredited body. The team work together to focus on the individual's wellbeing and offer appropriate therapies. Your exact role will depend on your own skills and training. 

Your main responsibilities 

  • become familiar with the hospice's services and its philosophy - and how this type of therapy sits within palliative care
  • understand personal and professional boundaries
  • keep records of treatments given, their effectiveness and outline plans of care 
  • carry out all mandatory training 
  • recognise the risk of vulnerable individuals, and report any safeguarding concerns 
  • deliver complementary therapy to individuals in line with their plan of care
  • work to an 'agreement' with the patient and family - duration of therapy sessions, number of sessions, frequency of visits
  • ensure therapy has been approved by the GP or medical consultant
  • make sure the patient or carer understands and consents to the therapy prior to treatment

This Role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Role Description

If you want to see what it's like to volunteer at the hospice look at our Virtual Tour