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Volunteer Vacancies

St Richard’s depends on volunteers in almost all of its work to fulfil its goal of providing free care to patients and support to their families.

  • We are flexible and happy for people to volunteer on a regular or occasional basis
  • We have many different roles (see Join our volunteer team) reflecting volunteers’ individual skills, interests and availability. The hospice is open 365 days a year, with volunteers helping at some time each day or week.

To apply:

If you would like to apply for any of the current volunteer vacancies listed please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01905 763963 or email volunteers@strichards.org.uk or fill in the enquiry form.

online volunteer enquiry form

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following departments:

Volunteer Counsellors

We have volunteering opportunities available at St Richard’s Hospice for counselling students who are looking for voluntary placements and for qualified counsellors who are trained to at least level 5.

Student Placement (Voluntary) we are offering placements for students who are currently studying on a recognised course for a counselling qualification.

Qualified Counsellors (Voluntary) We are looking for qualified counsellors who are trained to at least level 5 and are BACP accredited or equivalent or working towards this qualification, which will need to be evidenced. You will need to have sufficient time available to see a minimum of 2 clients for one-to-one counselling sessions per week. Experience of working with bereaved clients is preferable but not essential as training can be provided.

Due to the specialist nature of this client work, the recruitment of students and counsellors will be a carefully assessed process. If you are interested in either of the above roles, please contact Kirstie Smith on KSmith@strichards.org.uk or 01905 763963 ext. 2105.

 

Qualified Complementary Therapists 

We are looking for volunteers who are qualified in the following complementary therapies – Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Relaxation and Visualisation techniques.

Volunteer Complementary Therapists need to be members of their appropriate professional body, be fully insured and have 3 to 5 years practical experience.

We ask that our volunteers commit to work at least one session fortnightly. Sessions are roughly broken down as follows: 9.30 – 1.30 / 1.30 – 5.30 / or an evening.

Due to the specialist nature of this work, you will be required to submit to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Community Volunteers

St Richard’s Hospice Community Volunteers is a scheme to help those who have life threatening illnesses and who want to remain at home. It will provide practical help and in turn allow them to spend quality time with their friends and family. If you are interested in this new volunteering role please complete the on-line application form or if you would like to know more contact Community Volunteers Scheme Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email: CommunityVolunteers@strichards.org.uk .

Transport

Drivers. We are currently in need of additional car drivers and minibus drivers to transport patients to and from the Day Hospice.

Minibus Escorts. There is an urgent need for people to accompany the minibus drivers to bring in patients for the Day Hospice. What is required is to assist them to the minibus; help them settle in the bus; help them during the journey if required and to assist with them into the Hospice. While a regular commitment would be best, being able to provide occasional help would also be very valuable. Why not accompany a minibus to help make up your mind?
Laundry We are looking for volunteers to work in the laundry at the Hospice.

Warehouse Volunteers We have a need for more help at the Warehouse. Areas of work Admin – reception, Ebay, cleaning, sorting donations – clothing, books, bric-brac, paintings, toys.If you can help please contact: Matthew Baldock Warehouse and Distribution Manager, St. Richard’s Hospice Warehouse, Fixings House, Crowcroft, Leigh Sinton, WR13 5ED. Tel: 01886 833743


Shop Volunteers

There is a need for additional  help in all the  St Richard’s charity shops.

In particular:

Mealcheapen Street Shop, Worcester
There is a need for help on Saturdays, from 1.00 to 5.00 pm.

St Swithins Shop, Worcester
Can you help sorting and pricing donations behind the scenes at the St Swithins shop, any day, any time?

Evesham Homestore
AM/ PM – Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday – PM – Thursday and Sunday.
There are also vacancies throughout the week driving the van to pick up deliveries

Stourport
AM/ PM – Sundays

Tewkesbury
PM – Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

Evesham Shop
Volunteers are always needed to help with the sorting, pricing and display of over six thousand books.

Upton Shop
AM/PM – throughout the week.
Volunteers are needed to assist with all aspects of the shop.

Barnards Green Shop
Greatest need on Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays.
Also, volunteers who are flexible, to be on-call to fill in for absences.

If you can help or would like to know more please visit our shops and speak to the shop managers direct.

Deja Vue Shop
Volunteers are needed for the Deja Vue shop, on Belle Vue Terrace in Malvern. This is a dress agency linked with charity couture clothing which has been re-styled to be individual.  It also houses our vintage and retro clothing and offers a very different and unique experience for St Richard’s Hospice customers – a chance to sell high end clothing and donors can receive a share of profits whilst helping to support our cause.

Because of the way it operates, Deja Vue needs staff who can accurately fill in stock sheets for incoming and outgoing items. Also with its focus on high end clothing, staff need a flair for fashion.

If you can help, please speak to the shop manager or the Commercial Department on 01905 763963.

Events and Collections

We are always looking for volunteers to help at our events and collections. We have a variety of volunteer roles at our events including marshalling, helping with event registrations and selling raffle tickets. If you would like to know more about volunteering at our events or helping with our bucket collections please contact appeals@strichards.org.uk.