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.

Volunteer Counsellor - Telephone Support during current situation

Volunteering from home

The role is to provide level 3 counselling to support to patients, family members and those recently bereaved in our wider community in the context of Covid-19, volunteering remotely via telephone or online secure platforms

It may also be to offer level 3 counselling to professionals affected by caring for the same cohort of people.

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.

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.

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.

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 Volunteer

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

You will need to attend Excellence in Volunteering training: 24th March 2020

Training date for this role: 30th March 2020

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.

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. 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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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, or to request an application form by post, 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

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.

We are searching for volunteers to help on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

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

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, 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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