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.

Morning Ward Support Volunteer

1 morning a week for 4 hours
Esher, Surrey

This role is designed to support the nurses and healthcare assistants. It is aimed at people who want to gain and develop skills in health and social care or who would be interested in using the skills they already have in a hospice setting. The role involves tasks such as preparing breakfasts for patients and assisting them to eat, as well as interacting with patients and families. Full training will be provided.

Upcoming training days: 25th June or 6th July (Excellence in Volunteering) and role related training TBC

 

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

Volunteer Drivers

Community

If you have a few hours to spare during the week, love being behind the wheel and want to make a difference, then we need your help!

Join our team of Volunteer Drivers bringing patients who live across Surrey, south west London and Middlesex to Princess Alice Hospice for appointments or Day Hospice activities.

As a Volunteer Driver:

  • 70% of our patients rely on volunteer transport to get to the Hospice, so whatever time you have to spare, morning or afternoon, you will receive a huge ‘thank you’ from us and our patients
  • You will receive a mileage allowance (currently 45p per mile)
  • If you don’t want to use your own vehicle, we also need Volunteer Drivers for our specially adapted vehicles.

We are particularly interested to hear from potential volunteers living in Staines, Stanwell and Ashford

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.

Lunchtime Catering Volunteer

3-6 hours weekly, Monday-Sunday
Esher, Surrey

We are looking for volunteers to support our busy catering team who meet all the catering demands of the hospice. This volunteer role will be varied but could include making sandwiches, helping on the tills and delivering teas and coffees to our function rooms.

You don’t have to be a chef – we’re looking for someone who will enjoy working in our kitchens and who can engage with our patients and their families. It would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a career in catering or hospitality.

We are looking for 1 volunteer each day (Monday-Sunday).

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.

Community Fundraiser Volunteers

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 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.

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!

We need a volunteer for alternate Mondays and ad hoc (floaters) flower volunteers.  If you are able to offer your time to fill our vacancies or to help us on an occasional ad hoc basis filling in for sickness and holidays 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

Various locations

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

You can find your local shop here.

We are currently urgently looking for volunteers in St. Margarets, Claygate, Epsom, Twickenham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Teddington 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)
Ashford, Middlesex

Princess Alice Hospice is opening a brand new allotment in Ashford, Middlesex!

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.

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  11th June 2019
Interviews week beginning  8th July 2019

Ward Support Training Saturday 14th September 2019

Ward Support Volunteers start week beginning 16th September 2019

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 Group Supervisor

2 hours once a month
Esher, Surrey

The families of anyone who was cared for by Princess Alice Hospice are offered bereavement support after the loss of their loved one. The support is provided by volunteers, some of whom have may have counselling qualifications, but all will have completed an in-house training course which includes bereavement theories and basic person-centred counselling skills.  This role involves supervising 4 volunteers in a group once a month. Applicants should ideally be BACP accredited and have a qualification in supervision or be on a recognised Supervision course.

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 dates for this role:   28th May 2019 
You will need to attend Excellence in Volunteering training:  21st May 2019

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

Ward Tea and Coffee Volunteer

2 hours once a week

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.

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

Calligrapher

Once a week
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Our Book of Remembrance is situated in the Sanctuary in the Hospice. It contains the names of all the people who died under our care and are always open on the current date so that relatives and friends are welcome to return on anniversaries to see the book and spend time in our sanctuary remembering loved ones. There are over 100 entries each month, which are hand written and in a particular font. We are seeking a volunteer who has experience in this work and can ensure continuity by keeping the entries in the same style.

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

Quality and Feedback Volunteer

half a day per week
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

We are dedicated to providing high quality, evidence based, responsive end of life care and we endeavour to place patients and users at the centre of the care and support we offer.

The Quality and Feedback Volunteers will support the Quality Improvement Manager with the effective collection and input of data and feedback on our patient, family and carer experience.

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.

Admin – Man Shed

4 hours per week, flexible
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Our Man Shed reaches out to the men who are not currently accessing our services. This may be a patient struggling to come to terms with their diagnosis, a bereaved man lost without his ‘other half’ or a man caring for his partner. The Man Shed gives these men, as well as bereaved women and young people, a space to learn or practice a practical skill, such as woodwork, with the aim that this will provide them with a support network and may lead them to access other Hospice services.

Admin Volunteers will help with the administration relating to the Man Shed.  They will ensure the smooth running of the shed reporting back to the Therapies/Day Hospice Manager and highlighting any issues.

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

Fete and Fair Volunteer

Flexible
In the community

Fete and Fair Volunteers represent the Hospice at events in the local community.  These events will include Fetes and Fairs and cheque presentations.

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

People Services Admin Volunteer

A regular commitment of 3-5 hours once per week (ideally Wednesdays or Fridays)
Esher, Surrey

The People services team looks after approximately 500 members of staff. Our Admin Volunteer will support the team with generic office admin tasks, such as logging information into the database (CIPHR), photocopying, scanning and general filing.

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

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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