Volunteering

MG 1081St Peter & St James is remarkable in so many ways and there is no exception where our volunteers are concerned. Volunteers give far more than their time. We simply could not continue to offer our vital services without their commitment and the wide range of talents and abilities they bring to their work.

 

Why volunteer?

There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer at St Peter & St James. By working in teams alongside our employed staff, volunteers complement and extend the existing services to patients and families whilst gaining satisfaction and a true sense of purpose, in addition to meeting new people and making new friends. Induction, training, updates meetings and social events are all part of the volunteer experience.

If you have time to spare either on a regular or less regular basis, why not think about becoming involved in the valuable and rewarding roles available to volunteers.

Application form for hospice

 

What tasks do volunteers undertake?

Some volunteers work with patients or support patients’ carers, others work in one of our modern charity shops or in our central warehouse where knowledge of furniture, china, glass and clothing is helpful. Some volunteers offer help at Fundraising events or as a member of a local Support Group.

Over 416 volunteers help in a variety of ways, including:

  • Administration
  • Art/craft/music activities for patients
  • Assisting in Beacon View Wellbeing Centre
  • Bed making
  • Befriending
  • Complementary therapy
  • Counselling
  • Driving and escorting patients to and from Beacon View Wellbeing Centre
  • Flower arranging
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance and DIY
  • Reception
  • Serving drinks to patients

The list is endless!

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies: ** Recently added**

  • **Beacon View Café on a Friday**
  • **Bedmakers – Tuesday , Friday and Weekend mornings**
  • **Charity Shop Volunteers.**
  • **Warehouse Sorters on a Wednesday and Friday**
  • **Drivers and Escorts for our Minibus on Tuesdays and Fridays**
  • **Making beverages for patients on a Tuesday morning**
  • **Serving lunches to our patients on a Monday and Weekends**
  • **Volunteer eBay Assistant to support our eBay sales.**
  • **Assisting the Hospice Receptionist on a Wednesday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm. Customer service skills essential.**
  • **Lindfield Charity Shop assisting with the China and Glass Hire Service for functions, preparing and return of equipment.**
  • **Welfare Administration Assistant – Minimum 4 hours a week. Volunteers will work closely with the CNS community team to assist patients and families who have welfare queries. Complete welfare assessments to establish need. To assist in completing necessary paperwork face to face or over the telephone. Signposting to other organisations for more complex questions about for example, housing, employment and care costs. Other admin tasks as required.** 

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering generally or in connection with a specific vacancy, please contact Avril Roberts, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01444 470 812 or email avril.roberts@stpeter-stjames.org.uk

You can be sure of a warm welcome.

 

 

Registered Charity Number: 1056114