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.

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 Banstead

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.

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

1 morning a week- Monday, Wednesday or Friday
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.

On Saturday 30th March 2019 we are holding an Open Morning at The Clumps Allotment in Ashford. From 10am – 12pm you can meet the volunteers who will be running the session and see first hand our lovely new allotment just waiting for all those seeds to be sown.

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

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:   13th April 2019 
You will need to attend one of the following days for the Excellence in Volunteering training:  3rd or 6th April 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

Planning Ahead Volunteer

Community based

This is an exciting partnership with the hospice and Kingston Hospital.  You will empower and support patients to think about and record their wishes for their end of life care.  The patients you will be supporting will be from Kingston hospital and you will visit them in their homes.

Training days: 9th and 16th April 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

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

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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