Supporting you as a volunteer
We want to make sure that all of our volunteers feel supported in their volunteer role at the hospice.
As part of your welcome to the team you will learn about the hospice and all that we do, as well as the expectations of your role. We do ask our volunteers to complete Statutory Training, the topics vary depending on your role, but they will cover things like Health & Safety, Infection Control and Safeguarding. These provide the basics to ensure you will be safe and happy in your role. Many roles offer a 'Buddy' scheme so you have a fellow volunteer alongside you when you first start, who will help to show you the ropes and answer questions that you may have.
Throughout your volunteering journey with us, your line manager & the Volunteering Team, will be with you, supporting and guiding you along the way. There will be opportunities, throughout your volunteering, to learn more about other aspects of the hospice as well as undertaking additional training for those looking to develop further.
Throughout the year we host several volunteer social events, including our annual Reward & Recognition evening where we celebrate our long service volunteers. This is a lovely evening where we can thank and recognise our volunteers who have been with us for over 20 years. An incredible achievement and one we are immensely proud of. These social events allow us to say a big thank you to you, our incredible volunteers, and also gives you the opportunity to socialise with other volunteers and staff you may not often have the chance to otherwise meet.
For those who might like to get a little more involved, we have a 'Volunteer Consultative Forum' which meets every quarter. The Forum consists of 12 nominated volunteer representatives covering all areas of the hospice, along with the Director of HR and the Volunteer Coordinator. These volunteers play a key role in contributing towards organisational development, feeding back ideas and thoughts, and helping to share information with their own teams.
Meet our volunteers
We have over 500 volunteers working in every facet of what we do; here you can read about a few of them.
Ways you can volunteer
There are so many different ways you can volunteer your time and skills, it might surprise you!