Whether you can offer a few hours, a regular half day or would be interested in supporting a short term project, there are many ways for you to give your time, skills and energy. Whether you can be a friendly face greeting visitors at reception, offer support to patients in the community, give time as a charity shop volunteer, or a much valued driver taking patients to and from Hospice appointments – it will be very rewarding. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856.

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: Ashford, Barnes, Brentford, Chessington, Dorking, Ewell, Effingham, Feltham, Hounslow, Iselworth, Leatherhead, Morden, Mortlake, Sutton, Shepperton, Banstead, Sunbury and Worcester park.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, 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

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.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Flower Volunteer

3-4 hours shifts
Esher, Surrey

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.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Shop Volunteers

Flexible
Local Princess Alice Hospice Shop

We have 45 shops across our catchment area and all our shops welcome new volunteers.

You can find your local shop here.

We are urgently looking for volunteers in St. Margarets, Richmond, Epsom, East Twickenham, Kingston, Croydon, Enfield and West Ealing.

Shop volunteers support the day-to-day running of our shops.  Typical tasks include sorting, pricing and preparing goods for sale, serving customers and keeping the shop looking interesting and attractive.

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

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. Alternatively, pop into your local shop and pick up an application form.

Allotment Volunteer

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

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.

How to apply

If you would like to share your love of gardening to help people at a difficult time, please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role or to request an application form by post please contact the Volunteering team on 01372 468856 or email volunteering@pah.org

Ward Support Volunteer

4.30pm to 8.30pm, once a week for six months
Esher, Surrey

This role is designed to support the nurses and healthcare assistants. It is aimed at young people (aged at least 17) interested in a career in healthcare and provides an opportunity to work directly with patients on the Ward.

Applicants must be 17 years old
Closing date for applications  1st December 2019
Interviews starts 17th December 2019

Ward Support Training Saturday 7th March 2020

Ward Support Volunteers start week beginning 9th March 2020

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role or to request an application form by post 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 particularly interested to hear from potential volunteers living in Banstead, Ashford, Walton and New Malden.

Training date for this role:  29th January 2020
You will need to attend Excellence in Volunteering training:  21st January 2020

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Events Assistant Volunteer

Flexible

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.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Bereavement Support Volunteer

Flexible commitment of around 24 hours per month
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

This role is to provide bereavement support to bereaved families and friends after the death of patients who have been under the care of the hospice.

You are expected to support a minimum of 3 clients at any one time, usually meeting them for 50 minutes every week.  You are also expected to support one or more other Bereavement Service activities such as the monthly Relatives Evening, the Walk and Talk or one of the Bereavement Cafes.

Training Dates: every Friday 10th January – 3 April inclusive. Time: 9.30 – 16.00

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, 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.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, 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

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.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

Santa Fun Run Volunteers

3-4 hours
Bushy Park, Richmond Park and/or Painshill Park

Join in the fun by cheering on runners, keeping them on track and tidying up afterwards. The roles required are marshals and registration desk volunteers. This year we are also encouraging families to volunteer together to support the Santa fun runs.

Registration clerks
To sign in runners as they arrive, give them their running number and an ‘In Memory bib’ if they wish to have one, and provide them with a Santa suit if they do not already have one. You will then direct the runners to their correct waiting area. Once the run has started, if you could spare time to walk over to the finish line and cheer them as they finish it will be greatly appreciated by the runners. We also want to help maintain the park and make sure we have not left any litter, so your help with this would be invaluable!

Marshal
The run starts at 10.00am with registration beginning at 9.30am. You will help indicate where the runners need to continue along the route. Once the back walker has passed your marshal point, you will walk to the next marshal point and pick up any parts of Santa suits (belts, hats etc…) and litter that may have fallen off along the route.

Dates and times required:
Painshill Park – Saturday 7 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 8 December – 9am to 11.30am
Richmond Park – Saturday 14 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 15 December – 9am to 11.30am

How to apply
Please download and complete the application form below. For further details about this role, or to request an application form by post, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Santa Fun Run Family Volunteers

3-4 hours
Bushy Park, Richmond Park and/or Painshill Park

This year we are encouraging families to volunteer together to support the Santa fun runs. As a family you will play a valuable role marshalling the event, cheering on runners and tidying up when the event has finished. You will sign up for one or more of the fun runs and volunteer together as a family. To take part in this activity children must be 7 years old and supervised at all times by a parent/relative and there must be no more than 2 children per adult. As the accompanying adult you will be responsible for your child/children at this event and both you and your child must be registered as volunteers. Each child will receive a certificate for their support on the day. It promises to be a really fun day out and a great way to support a fantastic cause as a family.

Dates and times required:
Painshill Park – Saturday 7 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 8 December – 9am to 11.30am
Richmond Park – Saturday 14 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 15 December – 9am to 11.30am

How to apply

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

Family Community Fundraiser

4 hours per month
In your local area with monthly trips to the Hospice

This is a great opportunity for families to support Princess Alice Hospice. As Family Community Fundraisers you will lead the collection tin activity in your local area, placing tins in local cafes, shops etc. At least every 3 months you will collect the full tins and replace with new ones, returning the funds to the Hospice. You will also support other varied community fundraising activity such as delivering posters etc to your local Princess Alice Shop as well as distributing leaflets.

We really want to encourage children and young people to participate in volunteering. As a family you are welcome to bring your children with you when you visit shops to replace the collecting tins. From age 7 children will be registered as volunteers on our database and we will count their volunteer hours. Certificates will be awarded for 10, 25 and 50 hours of volunteering. You will be responsible for your children at all times when you are volunteering and you must volunteer together as a family. Children can only volunteer independently when they are 16 years old.

How to apply

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

Compassionate Family

1-2 hours per 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.  As a family you will support someone locally to you.  We are looking for families with children aged 7 and upwards who want to make a real commitment to supporting a person in their local community.

How to apply

For further details about this role 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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