Types of volunteering
At Rotherham Hospice
Types of volunteering
Volunteering for Rotherham Hospice is enjoyable and rewarding but it’s not for everyone. For this reason we have a selection procedure in place that includes an interview and attendance at an induction course. This procedure will help you recognise whether volunteer work at the Hospice is right for you.
Volunteers involved in patient care areas may also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Check. Don’t let this deter you – it’s not as bad as it sounds, and our friendly Volunteer Services staff will help you complete the form if needed.
If you would like more information on volunteering, and how to apply, please contact our HR and Volunteer Advisors by clicking here.
Volunteers play a very important role in the care of all our patients and are involved in the following areas:
Volunteers are responsible for taking food orders, providing refreshments to both patients and visitors, keeping the refreshment and café area tidy. This is a task oriented role. Various shift times available during the week and weekend.
We are looking for extra help in our very busy professional kitchen, veg preparation, dishwashing, stock control and general kitchen duties in a very sociable area. Food Hygiene Certificate desirable but food hygiene training will be given.
To drive our Hospice car or your own vehicle if you prefer to deliver stock items between shops. Any day Mon – Sat one day per week.
Alternatively, to assist our van driver moving bulkier items.
Volunteers support recently bereaved family members of patients who were known to the Hospice. A six session training programme must be attended prior to starting this type of volunteering.
Volunteers are needed to offer companionship and support to patients for a set time each week in the patient’s own home. Full training and support are given.
Volunteers are needed to support our paid receptionists. You need to be confident, familiar with computers and office equipment, empathetic, good telephone manner. Tuesday 11.30am – 2.30pm & 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Wednesday 11.30am – 2.30pm & 2.30pm – 5pm.
Volunteers provide companionship & spend time with our patients. This includes chatting, reading, helping with some craft activities or just sitting by them whilst they sleep.
Qualified Aromatherapists, Reflexologists, Reiki practitioners required. Day Hospice based but to provide a service across the Hospice to patients and carers. Weekdays am or pm – times and days negotiable.
Help keep our Hospice gardens tidy and welcoming for patients & visitors with general gardening and maintaining the outdoor furniture and fences. This can be regular or one-offs depending on your availability.
We want to increase the amount of collection boxes out in the community and need volunteers to find new businesses and locations who are happy to have one of our boxes. You may also be responsible in placing and picking up collection boxes. Days negotiable.
We need volunteers to help out at our events. Duties may include setting up and dismantling marquees, marshalling, registering, selling raffle tickets etc. As and when events are organised.
We need help with publicising our forthcoming events and are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to help in this area. You will be supported by our fundraising staff. Variable depending on events.
This is an opportunity to research, photograph, upload item details, deal with customers in order to maximise profits of donated goods on weekdays.
Shop volunteers are required for our Furniture shop in Wath. The role includes stock management and customer service. Various shifts are available.
Volunteers are required for our furniture shop in Rotherham, town centre. The role includes stock management and customer service. Various shifts are available.
Shop volunteers are required for our shop in Herringthorpe. The role includes stock management and customer service. Various times are available.
Shop volunteers are required for our shop in the Wickersley. The role includes stock management and customer service. Various times are available.
Shop volunteers are required for our shop in Dinnington. The role includes stock management and customer service. Various times are available.
How can you help?
There are many ways you can support us, whether it be through holding an event, playing in our lottery, volunteering, or donating!