Telephone: 01229 580305

Email: info@stmaryshospice.org.uk

Much Loved

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Patient Facing

Reception &
Administration
IPU
Community
Neighbour
Positive
Living Groups
Day Hospice In Patient
Unit
Drivers:
patient
transporting
& blood
collecting
Complementary
Therapies
Family &
Bereavement
Support
Reception & Administration IPU

Meet & greet patients & families. Offer medical admin support, data inputting. Liaising and organising clinical arrangements

Community Neighbour

A friendly face & a helping hand - visit someone near you offering companionship and a little practical help

Positive / Living Groups

8 week courses delivered in different towns – help patients settle in then join in with the sessions, befriend patient and serve refreshments

Day Hospice

An Afternoon per week – helping patients arrive & settle in. Serving refreshments and being a friend

In Patient Unit

An hour or two a week serving meals or befriending patients; reading or playing board games

Drivers: patient transporting & blood collecting

A shift a week - Collect & return patients visiting Day Hospice – using own vehicle

Respond to a phone call to collect blood from FGH and deliver to the hospice

Complementary Therapies

Help at group sessions such as Tai Chi. Offer your services if you are a qualified CT

Family & Bereavement Support

Flexible hours-Listening and allowing families and patients the time to share their thoughts

Help at a friendship & support group

Volunteer Non-Patient Facing


The Orangery
Cafe
Gardening &
Vehicle
Maintenance
Reception Retail Shops &
Furniture
Warehouse
Administration Trustees Retail
Driving
Fundraising &
Events
The Orangery Cafe

A shift a week – take and process orders, use the till, serve food, clear tables & tidy

Gardening and Vehicle Maintenance

Gardening and Vehicle Maintenance: Flexible hours- weeding, pruning watering or cleaning and checking vehicles

Reception

A morning or afternoon meeting and greeting visitors, answering the phone, dealing with enquiries and problem solving

Retail Shops & Furniture Warehouse

Retail - A shift a week sorting and selling goods.
Furniture Warehouse - collecting, delivering and selling goods.

Administration

Flexible – various tasks such as data inputting, correspondence & keeping records

Trustees

Regular meetings and input. Need specific skills and experience. Usually by application to advert

Retail Driving

A shift a week collecting & delivering donations between outlets & the hospice

Fundraising & Events

Flexible – e.g. sell raffle tickets, help steward events, collection box collectors, distribute leaflets

For more detailed information about each role please contact the Volunteering Department on 01229 580305 or volunteers@stmaryshospice.nhs.uk

‘Support, care and hope for local people and those who love them’

St Mary’s Hospice provides specialised supportive and palliative care for people with life limiting conditions throughout South Cumbria.

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St Mary's Hospice, Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 2016831 Charity Number: 517738

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