Day Hospice Volunteer

Location: Florence Nightingale Hospice, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury.
Hours: Monday and Thursday 9.45am-3.15pm.
Age: 18+
Requirements:: A enhanced DBS check will be carried out for patient facing roles.

Our Hospice Volunteers are an invaluable support to the nursing and medical staff at Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury. Our volunteers are one of the key factors that make Hospice care so special.

They provide support to our patients by offering refreshments, companionship and a friendly face while attending Day Hospice.

 

What will I be doing?

You will be working alongside the Hospice team to support the patients and staff at Day Hospice.

You may be involved in the following activities:

  • Collecting food trays after meal times/ afternoon tea, clear, load into the dishwasher and clean ready for the next use
  • Change and refill patient water jugs
  • Offer and delivery of tea and coffee to patients and visitors
  • Ensure relatives’ kitchen, the Day Room, communal areas and the staff kitchen are all kept clean, tidy and ready for use
  • Prepare, offer and clear away the Afternoon Tea service for patients and visitors
  • Where appropriate, chat, read newspapers/magazines, play cards, help with craft activities, help to write letters, etc. with the patients

All volunteers are given support and training as necessary to ensure you are happy and confident in your role

 

What volunteering for FNHC can do for you

What you get out of volunteering for FNHC depends on what you are looking for, but these are just some of the benefits we offer our volunteers:

  • Pride of knowing you are making a real difference to our hospice patients.
  • Opportunity to use and develop your own skills and enhance your CV.
  • Build confidence and experience in a supportive environment
  • Offer flexibility to fit around other commitments.

 

How to Sign Up

Complete our short registration form and our Volunteering Team will be in touch shortly.

Got any questions?  To find out more call us on 01296 429975 or email volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk.

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“The amazing support and commitment of our volunteers is invaluable. They are a vital part of our Hospice team and we are eternally grateful that they give up their spare time to support our patients and their families.”
Tracey Batt, IPU Ward Sister & Day Hospice Manager
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