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: 21st September (Excellence in Volunteering) and 14th 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

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, 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

Princess Alice Hospice is opening a brand new allotment in Banstead, Surrey!

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

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:  1st October 2019
You will need to attend Excellence in Volunteering training:  25th 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.

Coffee Shop Volunteer

3 hours per shift
Esher, Surrey

The coffee shop is central to our open plan reception area at the Hospice. As a volunteer you will be serving refreshments and Retail gifts to our patients, staff and visitors in the coffee shop area and working closely with the Reception and Welcome volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers who are able to do alternate Wednesdays 4pm – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 1pm once a month or floaters to cover various shifts on short notice.

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

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

Reception Volunteer

2-4 hours
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

The Reception Desk is open seven days a week from 8.30am to 9pm on weekdays and from 9.30am until 9pm at the weekend.

This volunteer role provides the first and last point of contact at the Hospice for visitors/clients, health care professionals and other agencies, both face to face and on the phone. It is a key role in ensuring that all visitors receive a warm welcome and positive experience at the Hospice.

We are looking for volunteers to cover those shifts:

  • Thursday 7pm to 9pm shift, alternate weeks
  • Friday 5pm to 7pm shift, once a month
  • Saturday 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays 7pm to 9pm – once a month
  • Floaters, particularly at weekends

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

Welcome Volunteer

3 hours per shift
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Welcome volunteers play an important role in ensuring that our patients, visitors and prospective fundraisers have a positive experience when coming to the Hospice.  As well as working closely with the Receptionist as a welcoming host within the foyer area, they support the volunteer on duty in the Coffee Shop during busy periods.

We are looking for volunteers who are able to cover Saturday  10am to 1pm, twice a month or/and floaters

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

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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