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Volunteer Vacancies

Volunteer Hairdresser and or Barber

Come and join our friendly team of staff and volunteers. You can make a real difference to our patients. Some of our patients come in for half a day, a day, or have a stay on the inpatient ward.  Many of them may not have had an opportunity to have had their hair washed or trimmed to help.

We are looking for:

  • a fully qualified and experienced hairdresser
  • a reliable, professional, empathic and friendly team player
  • a good communicator with excellent customer service skills
  • a person with their own liability insurance.

Floral Team Volunteers

Come and be part of an amazing team, make friends and make a difference! If you have a flair with flowers, you could make a real impact in patients rooms and around the Hospice itself. We are regularly given donations of flowers and your role would be to arrange them beautifully around the Hospice. The flowers make the building look homely and bring smiles to the faces of patients, visitors and staff alike. You could volunteer once a week, once a fortnight or monthly. On average our volunteers spend half day arranging flowers, Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Required experience:

  • Flower Arranging
  • Good people skills
  • Empathy 

Closing Date 12th August.  Interview Date:  19th August, 2016

Ward Volunteers

Our in-house catering team provide meals and our ward volunteers distribute them to our in-patients. Ward volunteers serve breakfast or lunch which are approximately a four hour shift, and supper which is approximately a two and a half hour shift. Ward Volunteers work in pairs wherever possible. Giving the gift of your time can make a huge difference to our patients and their families, and will provide you with the knowledge that you have been a great asset to our multi-disciplinary team. Training and support are offered on an on-going basis.

Required experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Empathy 

If you are interested in applying for either of the above volunteering positions, please complete a Volunteering Application Form available here and email this to pauline.wallace@rowanshospice.co.uk

Closing Date 12th August.  Interview Dates:  22nd or 24th August, 2016 

Drivers - We need volunteer drivers from all areas. To support different departments.

  • Could you bring a patient into the Hospice for them to attend our Day Care, then take them home?
  • Maybe you would prefer to be a duty driver - collecting/delivering all manner of items for the ward and other Hospice departments.
  • We also need drivers to bring patients relatives to carers groups.

Using your own car -  Expenses paid - Training and Support provided.

For more information call or email - details below. Application form available on VOLUNTEER APPLICATION section

Tel: 023 9224 8004 Email: volunteers@rowanshospice.co.uk


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