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The Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford upon Avon provides exceptional palliative and supportive care to those patients with life limiting illness, their families and carers who live in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds, including through our new services for children and young people.

We are supported by hundreds of volunteers, but are always looking for more. We currently have the following vacancies for volunteers at The Shakespeare Hospice. If you would like more information about any of these or are interested on taking on the role, please contact Carole Lomas on clomas@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or 01789 266852.


Trust Fundraiser Assistant (researcher)

Researching various trusts with the aim of funding Hospice projects

Frequency: once a week

Required skills: computer literate, attention to detail

 

Hospice Information Distributors

Responsible for handing out marketing and promotional materials throughout our catchment area.

Frequency: once / twice a week in busy periods; once every two weeks

Required skills: friendly, polite, confident to talk with the public, mobile

 

Collection Tin Distributors

Areas: Henley, Kenilworth, Southam, Chipping Campden, Moreton

Responsible for a number of collection tins in a specific area – replacing the tins and sourcing new businesses able to take tins

Frequency: once a month

Required skills: confident to talk with the public, mobile

 

Ambassador

Areas: Kenilworth, Chipping Campden, Moreton, Southam

Required to represent the Hospice at local events, functions and community group meetings with the aim of educating community about all Hospice services. To help raise awareness in the community by helping to distribute Hospice information.

Frequency: various – possibly including some evenings

Required skills: mobile, confident in public speaking, able to attend training and work independently

 

Community Events Volunteers

Required to man Hospice stalls at local community events, e.g. fetes, country fairs etc., which the aim of raising funds and communicating Hospice information. Also to help at a variety of Fundraising events with tasks such as marshalling.

Frequency: various, to include some weekends

Required skills: mobile, confident, able to work both in a team and independently

 

Hospice Events Support

Required to help at a variety of Hospice events.

Frequency: various, to include some weekends

Required skills: mobile, able to work both in a team and independently

 

Retail Assistants

Location: Avenue Farm Furniture Store, Greenhill Street (Stratford), Henley in Arden, Alcester, Wellesbourne, Kenilworth Furniture Store

Customer service. Handling donated goods. Serving customers and using a cash register. Light cleaning. Cash-up. Key holder

Frequency: vacancies available on all days Monday-Saturday

Required skills: presentable, physically able, good communicator, sociable, able to follow instruction

 

Coffee Shop Assistants

Location: Coffee Shop (in the Bookshop)

Working in our new small Coffee Shop based in our Bookshop in Stratford. Serving hot and cold drinks and cake. Training will be provided.

Frequency: Wednesday, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon, Saturday, Back up for any day

Required skills: presentable, good communicator, able to follow instruction

 

Van Assistant

Location: Kenilworth Furniture Store

Help staff collect donated items from donors and deliver to customers

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Required skills: physically able, good communicator, able to follow instruction

 

Driver

Drivers required to transport carers and patients to and from the Hospice and hospital appointments

Frequency: flexible Monday – Thursday

Required skills: mobile. Physically able. Good listener, empathic. Full training will be given

 

Day Hospice – General Support

Required to work in Day Hospice under the guidance of clinical lead. Help support patients, both practically and emotionally

Frequency: flexible Monday – Thursday

Required skills: mobile. Physically able. Good listener, empathic. Full training will be given

 

Chaplaincy Volunteers

Required to work in the Day Hospice and community under the guidance of Hospice Chaplain. Offer spiritual support to patients and families

Frequency: flexible Monday – Thursday

Required skills: good listener. Empathic. Full training will be given

 

Diversional Therapists

Required to work in Day Hospice under the guidance of clinical lead. Help entertain patients. Help the team develop and introduce fresh ideas.

Frequency: flexible Monday – Thursday

Required skills: a creative ability. Good listener. Empathic. Able to work both as a team member and independently.

 

Complementary Therapists

Therapists required to deliver a range of holistic therapies to Hospice patients and carers, both in Day Hospice and in patients’ homes

Frequency: flexible Monday – Friday

Required skills: qualifications for skills used. Member of governing body of each skills used. Physically able. Good listener. Empathic. Able to take instruction

 

Counsellors and Bereavement Support Workers

Volunteers required to work with bereaved clients on a one to one basis in the Hospice and in the community. This role is not suitable for those who work full time. Volunteers would be required to attend training and on-going supervision.

Frequency: a weekly commitment of 6-8 hours

Required skills: Qualified counsellors. Non qualified but have some experience of working with people who have experienced loss.

 

Community Support Volunteers

Required to support our patients within their own home and/or the community. To offer practical, social and emotional support and social interaction

Frequency: adhoc

Required skills: good listener. Empathic. Able to use initiative and work within a team. Mobile and physically able

 

Reception Administrator

Carry out general administrative duties for Hospice and staff. Work with the receptionist, supporting that role at busy times. Man the second telephone. Help cover reception for holidays and sickness. Training will be given.

Frequency: 8.30am-1pm or 1pm-5.30pm, Monday - Friday

Required skills: calm, organised. Confident. Excellent telephone manner. Computer skills. Able to work in a team and independently.

 

Kitchen Assistant

Required to assist the Chef in main Hospice Kitchen, with general duties to include food preparation and to help assist cover when Chef on annual leave.

Frequency: 1/2 - 1 day each week, Monday – Thursday

Required skills: mobile. Physically able. Able to follow instruction. Able to attend training

 

Housekeeper Assistant

General cleaning and various housekeeping duties, to work alongside and support current housekeepers

Frequency: Frequency: 1/2 - 1 day each week, Monday – Thursday

Required skills: mobile. Physically able. Able to follow instruction. Able to attend training

 

Gardener

Light gardening duties to help maintain the Hospice gardens. Does not include the lawn, hedges or trees (maintenance contract)

Frequency: flexible

Required skills: mobile. Physically able

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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