Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for any of the following volunteering positions, please use the relevant application form and send it to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk.

Opportunities that currently need fulfilling:

The Veterans Project has been set up to provide support to veterans within our local community who have a serious illness within their own homes or place of residence.

We have a unique opportunity for individuals to join this exciting new project to truly make a difference in someone day.  As a Veterans Companion you would visit clients in their own homes to provide a range of practical and emotional support.  Tasks could range from supporting with the weekly food shop, helping to prepare dinner, cleaning or simply a companion to talk to. 

No experience is necessary; however our veteran companions will ideally come from a Service background.  You will possess good communication and listening skills.  It is important that you are able to work independently but with guidance and support from the Project Lead and to recognise your own boundaries and the limitations of the role.

Full training will be provided and out of pocket expenses will be paid.

To find out more, please call the Living Well Centre on 023 9224 8011 or use the application form above to apply.

Hospice Companions needed in the Fareham area and in Portsmouth.

Do you want to make a real difference to patients by supporting them in their own home – If you have good people skills and you are a good listener why not become a Hospice Companion?

Training is provided at Rowans Hospice for this role which will include safeguarding and lone working procedures.

If you would be happy to choose from one or perhaps more of the following tasks to help keep people in their own home, then we'd love to hear from you. Hours are flexible.

Although this role may be predominately in the community, you may from time to time be asked to support at our Living Well Centre.

The role may involve:

  • Taking people to and from medical appointments
  • Shopping with a patient or getting shopping for them
  • Dog walking
  • Small gardening tasks, e.g. lawn mowing, pruning
  • Light housework
  • Making light snacks
  • Sitting with a patient to allow a family member or carer to go out for an hour or two
  • Providing a listening ear and company

Legacy donations and trust giving are important income streams. Our Head of Legacy and Trust Giving requires additional support to ensure that we are administering legacy donations efficiently and that we are maximising our opportunities in terms of Trust Giving.

We have the following volunteering opportunities within this team:

 

Volunteer Admin Support (4 hours per week) to provide legacy processing administration support.

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Methodical and logical in their approach to organisation of work
  • Efficient at maintaining databases

Researcher (1 day per week for 3 months) to research grant-making trusts whose objectives and purpose match those of Rowans.

Location: Hospice or from home

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Methodical and logical in their approach to organisation of work
  • Experienced at researching and summarising information
  • Computer literate and can use the internet comfortably.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.

For both roles, a full induction, task and systems training will be provided.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact people.services@rowanshospice.co.uk

Are you fit and healthy and looking for a way of supporting your local hospice, then why not volunteer and make the difference
Come and join us working as a Volunteer Porter based at our friendly Farlington Warehouse. You should be able to lift and shift medium and heavy loads.

Other requirements are:-

  • Confident with customer service
  • able to take direction
  • good communication skills
  • Local knowledge would be advantageous as you may need to navigate the van driver.

Come and be a part of an amazing volunteer team in a beautiful environment and make a difference.

Our in-house catering team provide meals to our patients and as a ward volunteer you will serve the meals and provide refreshments.

Our shifts are as follows:

  • Breakfast and Lunch – 4 hour shift
  • Dinner – 2.5 hour shift

Giving the gift of your time can make a huge difference to our patients and their families. Training and support will be offered on an on-going basis.

Day Care is an integral part of Rowans Hospice and is open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Day Care enhances quality of life for patients by maintaining their independence and providing personalised care in a homely and relaxing environment.

As a Day Care Host you will ensure that patients ae comfortable during the time they spend with us and that they receive the refreshments of their choice.

A warm and caring approach to the role is essential.

Day Care is an integral part of The Rowans Hospice and is open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Day Care enhances quality of life for patients by maintaining their independence and providing personalised care in a homely and relaxing environment.

As a Day Care Craft Volunteer you will be supporting patients to complete crafts to take home.  Our crafts range from silk scarfs, painting, card making, vase painting and much more.  You do not need to have any particular skill, however if you do have an interest in crafts all the better!

A warm and caring approach to the role is essential.

Come and be a part of an amazing volunteer team in a beautiful environment and make a difference

  • Duties include:-
    Answering all incoming calls to the hospice switchboard
  • Accurately taking a message if staff are busy or not available and ensuring that written messages are delivered appropriately
  • Demonstrating a consistent level of courtesy and consideration to all patients and their visitors, staff and volunteers

Previous Receptionist / Telephonist experience preferred, but is not essential, as training will be given.

Located within Day Care

Do you want to make a big difference to our patients and help someone to feel much better about themselves?

We will offer you a beautiful volunteering environment and support from our staff and volunteers. Your clients will be visiting our Day Care Centre and may not have had the opportunity in recent times to benefit from your skills, relax and take time out for themselves.

We are looking for:

  • fully qualified and experienced therapists i.e. reflexology, massage, beauty
  • a reliable, professional and friendly team player
  • a good communicator with excellent customer service skills
  • a good listener with empathic qualities

Come and be a part of an amazing volunteer team in a beautiful environment and make a difference

A coffee shop volunteer will be part of a team of volunteers serving snacks and beverages, we are looking for:

  • A reliable, professional and friendly team player
  • A good communicator with excellent customer service skills
  • A good listener with empathetic qualities

The Hospice prides itself on our beautiful grounds which are maintained by our loyal team of volunteers.

Do you have green fingers and have a passion for plants and general gardening then come and be a part of an amazing volunteer team in a beautiful environment and make a difference to our patients and visitors.

Hours can be flexible, formal experience is not required and we will supply the necessary tools.

All day Thursday and Friday, individuals can choose to volunteer for a whole day or 4-hourly shifts.

Do you want to meet new people whilst supporting your local Rowans Hospice?  Why not come and join our team of really friendly volunteers at our Farlington Warehouse.

We are looking for individuals to join our friendly team to support the booking and collections line.  You will be required to take phone calls from members of the public to arrange collection of donated goods and contact customers to organise deliveries of items purchased from our furniture shops.

You will need to possess the following requirements for the role:-

  • excellent customer service skills
  • excellent telephone manner
  • good communication skills
  • experience in the use of excel

Do you have an eye for furniture? A passion for books? Or perhaps you just want to help out in your local community, supporting your local Rowans Hospice. We are looking for warm, friendly people who will greet our customers with a smile and help them to find what they are looking for. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.

If you can give an hour or two each week, we can work around the hours you can offer and we would love to hear from you.

We have vacancies in our Retail Shop in Marmion Road, Southsea specialising in  Furniture and Books.

No experience is necessary as training will be given.

Day Care is an integral part of Rowans Hospice and is open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Day Care enhances quality of life for patients by maintaining their independence and providing personalised care in a homely and relaxing environment.

As a Day Care Host you will ensure that patients ae comfortable during the time they spend with us and that they receive the refreshments of their choice.

A warm and caring approach to the role is essential.