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.

Man Shed Session Leader

4 hours a week (1 session)
Esher, Surrey

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.

We are looking for volunteers to help lead sessions within the Man Shed:

  • To teach, help and encourage users to use the Shed effectively
  • To supervise the safe use of equipment and ensure health and safety is maintained at all times
  • To document ideas for projects to do in the Shed
  • To help users with their own ideas
  • To record attendance

Ideally you can commit to at least 4 hours per week.

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.

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 Therapists

2-3 hours a week
Esher, Surrey

We’re looking for complementary therapists to volunteer for a 2-3 hours a week with patients at the Hospice.

We would love to hear from practitioners in aromatherapy, healing, reiki, massage and reflexology.

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 Banstead, Epsom, Tadworth, Bookham, Leatherhead and Dorking .

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.

Carer’s Companion

A flexible commitment of around 4 hours per week
Esher, Surrey

At any one time, our Clinical Nurse Specialists are supporting around 800 patients in the community. The majority of our patients have their partner, a family member or friend acting as their main carer. This Carer’s Companion volunteer role is to provide emotional and social support for these people, who are caring for one of our patients. This is likely to be away from the home to provide some respite and allow the carer time to focus on themselves.

This support will continue for 3-6 months after the patient dies.

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 Banstead, Chertsey, Epsom, Twickenham, Kingston, Raynes Park, Sunbury, Staines and Walton on Thames.

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.

Volunteer Beauticians and Hairdressers

Princess Alice Hospice

We are looking for hairdressers, nail technicians and makeup artists to volunteer in the Day Hospice, on the Ward or at our Look Good Feel Great days.

Look Good Feel Great Volunteers – We run Look Good Feel Great days about four times a year, they are a day of pampering and relaxation for our Day Hospice patients.  A team of volunteers come and help at these events which are held in our Day Hospice.

Day Hospice Volunteers – Our Day Hospice is open 3 days a week – our beauty and hairdressing volunteers visit to have a chat and offer their services to the day hospice patients.

Ward Volunteers – On the ward you will visit patients and make them feel great with a haircut or some makeup, perhaps for a special occasion.

These roles are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to our patients. You can help them feel fabulous. These roles are seen as part of our patient’s therapy in order to enhance their general wellbeing.

For further information about these roles please contact us on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk.

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.

Ambassador

Flexible, with the expectation that you attend around 4 events a year
In the community

Ambassadors represent the Hospice by giving talks to groups in the local community, being present at cheque presentations and generally supporting the outreach team at functions.

We are looking for volunteers to perform the following tasks:

  • Familiarise yourself with and practice an agreed presentation which includes facts and information about the Hospice and personal stories about our staff, volunteers and supporters.
  • Attend various meetings of groups such as Rotarians, Lions clubs, WI’s and Round table to deliver a talk to the members to inspire them to support the Hospice
  • Represent the Hospice at cheque presentations, collecting the cheque and bringing it back to the Hospice

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 Champion

Flexible, with the expectation that you attend around 2 events a year
In the community

Community Champions represent the Hospice at events in the local community. These events will include Fetes and Fairs and cheque presentations.

We are looking for volunteers to perform the following tasks:

  • Attend local fetes and fairs and run a Princess Alice Hospice stall. The contents of the stall will be organised by the Hospice and will include a fun activity which is relevant to the Hospice.
  • Community Champions will be required to take and setup the stall, run the stall for the duration of the fete (or in shifts for a longer fete) and return the stall to the Hospice.
  • Champion the hospice and its services while on the stall
  • Represent the Hospice at cheque presentations, collecting the cheque and bringing it back to the Hospice.

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

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.

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

Community Hub Volunteer

1 hour session for a commitment of 4-6 weeks plus one monthly support session for the Volunteer
Community based- Epsom Hub will match you with a patient who you will visit in the local community

This is an exciting partnership between the Hospice and the Epsom Community Hub. As a volunteer you will empower and support patients in the community to think about and record their wishes for their end of life care. The role involves building a rapport with the patient, signposting them to people and groups who can answer any questions they may have and supporting them to think about their options. Full training will be provided to ensure you are fully equipped to provide this service. Please see the below role description for training dates.

How to apply

There will be 2 recruitment events on 16th August between 3pm and 4.30pm and 21st August 10-11.30 if you want to come along and have a chat about the role. Please call the volunteering team on the number below for more details.

Or please download and complete the application form below. If you have any further questions, or to request an application form by post please contact the volunteering team on 01372 461856 or email volunteering@pah.org.uk

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.

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 Respite Volunteer

2 to 4 hours a month
In the community

This is a new, flexible volunteering opportunity to support carers and patients at home.  As a volunteer you will spend time with the patient so that the carer can go to an appointment, out with friends or to the theatre.  Volunteers will be matched for one off or a small number of sessions depending on the need of the carer.  We are also recruiting volunteers to provide support overnight – volunteers will be a supportive companion who will talk and listen to the patients, make drinks and enable the carer to sleep knowing that there is someone else in the house who can reassure the patient or escalate if there are any concerns.

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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