Volunteers provide essential support to the work of Florence Nightingale Hospice in many ways. Volunteers support patients and families directly in the Hospice; give time and help in Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Shops or help to organise and staff fundraising events for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.
They also provide administrative support in the Charity’s Head Office, or in the Hospice itself. Volunteers provide at least £750,000 worth of man hours to the Charity each year.
Are you retired, or between jobs, or a mum with school-age children? Are you working or volunteering part-time? Does your employer support volunteering days? Are you looking for something fulfilling and fun to put your energy into? Would you like to help others in your community? Do you want to try something completely different? If so, volunteering with Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity could be for you. To find a volunteering role to suit you, click on any of the links below:
Our volunteers are supportive, reliable, committed, generous, helpful, kind, inspiring, reassuring and capable. They have a range of skills attained through professional careers, through volunteering or through raising a family or caring for family members. We look for people who have a strong sense of community, who like to have fun, and have a desire to help others and work within a team of like-minded people to support our patients and their families.
"…volunteering has a direct impact on people’s well-being, from their general quality of life, through to how satisfied they are with their lives and also on reducing symptoms of depression.” – Matthew Sowemimo, WRVS Head of Public Policy
There are many roles to choose from, all with different hours and levels of commitment so you are bound to find something that works around your lifestyle. For example, we prefer our Retail Assistants or Day Hospice Helpers to commit to a certain amount of hours a week (although of course you can take holiday whenever you want!) whereas an Event Marshal or Street Collector will only be required for one particular day when the event is happening. You can commit to a whole day or a morning, to one event, or to as many as you can manage. You choose, and we are very grateful for any time you can give us. Click on the links in the main menu above to find out more about different volunteering opportunities that Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity offers.
To get involved, please give our Voluntary Services team a ring on 01296 332600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or please click here to complete a short form to request an application form and more information.