Please note that although many of our volunteer roles are currently paused to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus; volunteering is at the heart of the hospice movement and we still want to hear from anyone who would like to support us in this way so that we can welcome you on board once the current situation improves. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Shop Volunteer

Flexible
Local Princess Alice Hospice Shop

As lockdown eases and our shops started to reopen, we are looking for Shop Volunteers to assist in the day-to-day running of our Princess Alice Hospice shops, with the purpose of maximising sales and profitability.  Typical tasks include sorting, pricing and preparing goods for sale, serving customers and keeping the shop looking interesting and attractive.

All volunteering enquiries are welcome and if your local shop is not opened yet we will keep your application form on file and get in touch as soon as we are able to recruit again.

You can find your local shop here.

All our volunteers receive a group induction, on-the-job training and ongoing support, as well as further training and development opportunities.

When volunteering with us we will ensure that everyone follows the guidance from the government to keep you and others safe. We will do an individual risk assessment to ensure that this is the right role for you. Please get in touch if you have any questions about how we are complying with the guidance and keeping safe.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Compassionate Neighbour

1-2 hours a week
Community based, within care area of Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people nearing the end of life through age or illness, or who are lonely or socially isolated.

People living with serious, long-term or terminal illness often struggle with loneliness and could do with extra support.  Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference.  They are a network of trained volunteers who are willing to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community.

We are currently looking for volunteers in those areas: Epsom, Tadworth, Banstead, Richmond, East Sheen, Barnes, Chessington, Sunbury and Shepperton.

You will need to attend one of the following set of training dates in October 2020:

Thursday 8th   5.30-6.30pm Hello Session
Monday 12th  3-5pm Session 1
Tuesday 13th  3-5pm Session 2
Wednesday 14th  3-5pm Session 3
Thursday 15th  3-5pm Session 4
Friday 16th  3-5pm Session 5

OR

Monday 5th  5.30-6.30pm Hello Session
Wednesday 7th  5.30-7.30pm Session 1
Monday 12th  5.30-7.30pm Session 2
Tuesday 13th  5.30-7.30pm Session 3
Wednesday 14th  5.30-7.30pm Session 4
Thursday 15th  5.30-7.30pm Session 5

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Bereavement Walk and Talk Volunteer

2-3 hours a month
Richmond Park or Bushy Park

The Bereavement Service run Walk and Talks; a monthly open group providing bereavement support to bereaved families and friends after the death of patients who have been under the care of the Hospice. We are searching for volunteers with counselling qualification who will be able to facilitate those walks.

The walks are monthly, starting at 10.45am.
Bushy Park               1st Thursday of every month
Richmond Park        2nd Wednesday of every month

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Events Project Coordinator Volunteer

Flexible ad hoc basis, dependent on the duration of the project
Esher, Surrey

As an Events Project Coordinator Volunteer you will provide project support for a specific event. This may range from a sporting event, ball, fete, shopping night, lunches, etc. The role would involve taking the lead (home based or Hospice based) to assisting the C&E team with administering and coordinating an event.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Community Fundraiser Volunteer

3-5 hours per month
In your local area with monthly trips to the Hospice

We are looking for volunteers to support Princess Alice Hospice collecting, replacing and possibly even finding new locations for our collection tins in their local area. The tins will be in local cafes, shops etc.

If you could spend 3-5 hours a month in your local area to assist in this way you would be able to make a big difference, we hope our collection tins income will be in excess of £30,000 this year. We ask that you collect the full tins and replace with new ones at least every 3 months and then return the funds to the Hospice.

We are particularly interested to hear from potential volunteers who can cover one of these areas: Barnes, Brentford, Dorking, Ewell, Effingham, Hounslow, Isleworth, Leatherhead, Mortlake, Richmond, Thames Ditton, Twickenham and Worcester Park.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Complementary Therapist: Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Reiki Volunteer

2-3 hours a week
Esher, Surrey

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

We’re looking for complementary therapists to volunteer for a 2-3 hours a week. Volunteers will assist in the treatment of palliative care patients to enhance their well-being and quality of life.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Flower Volunteer

3-4 hours shifts
Esher, Surrey

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

If you love flowers and would like to help to make the Hospice a welcoming place for our patients and visitors this could be the role for you!

If you are able to offer your time to help us on an occasional ad hoc basis, filling in for sickness and holidays or alternate Fridays, we would love to hear from you.  This will involve caring for our patients’ flowers as well as looking after our public areas.

You don’t have to be an expert flower arranger – we’re looking for someone who can engage with our patients and their families.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Allotment Volunteer

2 hours session per week ( flexible shifts and ad hoc basis available)
Banstead or Ashford

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

This venture will provide an opportunity for people living with life limiting conditions, those caring for them as well as those who have been recently bereaved to come together to support each other and share a love of gardening. We are looking for volunteers to facilitate these sessions and to make the allotment a successful growing project in an inclusive and supportive environment.

We have vacancies in both of our allotments – Banstead and Ashford.

If you would like to share your love of gardening to help people at a difficult time, please complete the application form below. For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Events Assistant Volunteer

Flexible

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

As an Events Assistant volunteer you will provide support at our events taking place throughout the year. These range from sporting events, summer fetes, bridge drives, open gardens, luncheons etc. The role is varied and encompasses a number of different duties depending on the event; from car park marshalling at our busier events, to help setting up and manning a stall at our fete.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Ward Tea and Coffee Volunteer

2 hours once a week

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form to be contacted as soon as we resume our recruitment.

The Hospice has a 24-bed Ward and this role is to provide a refreshment service in the morning or the afternoon for patients and their families on the Ward. We are looking for volunteer to help on Saturdays and a floater volunteer who can cover sickness and holidays on ad hoc basis.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Bereavement Service Telephone Volunteer

4 hours per month
Volunteering from home

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

The Bereavement Service contact next of kin and other family members three months after the death of their loved one to offer them Bereavement Support. This role involves making these calls, from home, to offer support from the Hospice.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Walking for Health Volunteer

few hours per week
Kingston Borough

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. As well as ensuring walks are friendly, safe and well run, walk leaders are also our ambassadors for walking, their scheme and Walking for Health – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Ward Hospitality Volunteer

One two hour shift a week 12 – 2pm
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

This role is currently paused due to COVID-19. Please complete our online Application Form and we will get in touch as soon as we resume our recruitment.

Mealtimes can be busy on the inpatient unit.  Ward hospitality volunteers assist and support staff and patients at mealtimes.  This support will be based in both the ward kitchen and on the inpatient unit and can include preparing trays, serving meals, supporting patients with their meals, clearing away at the end of the meal and assisting with washing up.

For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Other opportunities

Esher, Surrey

If you’re interested in volunteering at Princess Alice Hospice but don’t see any current opportunities that you are interested in, please complete our online Application Form below. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in the Hospice itself and throughout our care area of Surrey, South West London and Middlesex. Have a think about your interests and skills and the time that you will be able to commit. Whether it’s 4 hours a month or 4 hours a week, we can support you in deciding what role will work best for you.

For further details about our roles please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

If you're interested in volunteering at Princess Alice Hospice but don't see any current opportunities that you are interested in, or would like to speak to one of the team, please get in touch by using the form below.

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