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. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in the Hospice itself and throughout our care area of Surrey, South West London and Middlesex. If you don’t see any current opportunities below that you are interested in, or you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

Morning Ward Support Volunteer

One day a week 9.30am – 13.30pm
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 meals for patients and assisting them to eat, assisting nursing staff, as well as interacting with patients and families.

Applicants must be 17 years old before starting the volunteer role.  Full practical training will be provided.

We are looking for 2 volunteers for regular 9.30am – 13.30pm shift on Sundays.

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

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 by 17th September 2022

You must be able to commit to volunteering one day every week from w/c 19th September 2022 for six months with minimal absence and must be able to attend one day training on 17th September 2022. It is advisable for applicants to be double vaccinated .

Closing Date for applications is 3rd July 2022

How to apply
Please download and complete the application form below. Completed applications must be emailed to volunteering@pah.org.uk
For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering team on 01372 461856

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.

Training will be held in the hospice. You will need attend the following:
Friday 15th July & Saturday 16th July 2022      9.30am – 3.30pm

Alternatively we have scheduled training on Zoom and you will need to attend all the following dates:
27th June   5.30pm – 7.30pm
29th June  5.30pm – 7.30pm
30th June  5.30pm – 7.30pm
4th July      5.30pm – 7.30pm
6th July      5.30pm – 7.30pm
7th July      5.30pm – 7.30pm

For further details about this role 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 designed 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 Walk and Talk or one of the Bereavement Cafes.

You will be required to complete 12 week training programme starting on Thursday 22nd September and held every Thursday.

We are encouraging early applications with a deadline of 1st August 2022

How to apply
Please download and complete the application form below. Completed applications must be emailed to volunteering@pah.org.uk
For further details about this role please contact the Volunteering team on 01372 461856

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 with some Hospice based working) and running the whole event or assisting the C&E team with administering and coordinating an event. The role would be supported by the Community and Events team lead.

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

Complementary Therapist Volunteer

2-3 hours a week
Esher, Surrey

Our specialist therapists work with patients at the Hospice to help them maintain their independence and mobility and manage their own condition. Complementary Therapist Volunteers assist in the treatment of palliative care patients (on the ward and in our Wellbeing Centre) to enhance their well-being and quality of life. They also provide a support function to their main carer.

We are looking for volunteers with experience in either Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Acupuncture, Bowen Technique, Hair/Beauty Therapy or/and others

For further details about this role 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 a group of 4 in a monthly 2 hour supervision group.

Applicants should ideally be BACP accredited and have a qualification in supervision or be on a recognised Supervision course.

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

E-Commerce Assistant Volunteer

3 - 4hrs per week
Princess Alice Hospice Distribution Centre, Hersham

We are looking for volunteers to assist our E-Commerce Team at our Distribution Centre in Hersham with preparing goods to be sold online. Typical tasks include sorting donations, researching valuable items online, taking photos, writing item descriptions and putting them up for sale. Volunteers must be computer literate, have experience with selling items online (for example on Ebay).

Ideally you would need to commit to a regular half a day per week.

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

Shop Volunteer

Flexible
Local Princess Alice Hospice Shop

We are urgently 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.

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

Community Fundraiser Volunteer

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

We are urgently 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: Dorking, Chertsey, Hampton Court, Twickenham, Worcester Park, Walton-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Richmond and Sutton.

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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