Volunteering

Get involved, volunteer!

Could you join our army of 500 volunteers, our Hospice Heroes, based at the Hospice or out in the local community? Volunteers have been involved with our Hospice right from the very beginning, giving their commitment, skills and energy to support our work with patients, their carers and families. Giving your time can be just as valuable a gift to our Hospice as a financial donation.

This is a lovely article about our volunteers that helps to explain why giving time is such a valuable gift to our care.

Volunteering is a great way to:-

  1. Meet new people and make friends
  2. Gain useful experience and learn new skills
  3. Be part of a team
  4. Give something back to the community
  5. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your work is enabling patients and families to receive the care they need

 

Please see a short film about volunteering with us below:

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers are usually aged 16 and above. For most volunteering opportunities you do not require particular skills or qualifications as we will give support and training wherever necessary. An enthusiasm for Hospice care and a willingness to try new things are often more important.

People from all walks of life and all ages volunteer for us. We operate an Equal Opportunities policy.

How much time do I have to give?

Ideally, we ask for a regular commitment of one session of two to four hours per week. Alternatively, we can offer occasional volunteering, e.g. as event helpers. We also need a bank of people who act as relief volunteers covering for holidays or sickness.

How do I become a volunteer?

Our selection process includes a Volunteer Application Form and attending an interview.

Hospice based volunteer positions are subject to disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Successful applicants attend an induction session before commencing duties and are confirmed as volunteers following an agreed probationary period.

What can I do as a volunteer?

Volunteers are an integral part of our Hospice and we could not function without them.

They help us throughout our Hospice in our public areas and behind the scenes – in our Inpatients ward, receptions, gardens, café and fundraising – and out in the community at events, in our charity shops and in patients’ homes.

Volunteering should be a rewarding experience for you and be of benefit to Wirral Hospice and its patients. Satisfaction in volunteering is all about matching your competencies, interests, passions and personality with available opportunities.

The best way to identify a suitable volunteering role is to come and talk to us. Carole Snow, Volunteer Services Manager, and Ian Mackay, Volunteer Services Assistant, are on hand to help and guide you. They also manage the Volunteer Services for our Hospice and organise training and development for our volunteers.

You can contact our Volunteer Services on 0151 482 8986 or email caroles@wirralhospice.org

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