Make a difference as a St Richard’s volunteer.
St Richard’s depends on volunteers in almost all of its work to fulfill its goal of providing free care to patients and support to their families.
We have many different volunteer roles reflecting volunteers’ individual skills, interests and availability. The hospice is open 365 days a year, with volunteers helping at some time every day.
The first step
You could be part of our team. You could join around 1,200 existing volunteers who help in many areas of the hospice and without whom we could not provide our care. Here are our latest and below is a summary of volunteer roles in the Hospice.
If you would like more general information or would like to speak to us about volunteering opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Service Department by phoning 01905 763963 or emailing [email protected]
A role for you
These are just some of the ways that volunteers help to support St Richard’s.
Volunteers can help with our aim to provide care that is unique to each individual – whatever his or her physical, emotional or spiritual needs.
Volunteers help in a number of our services including supporting patients in the community, the In-patient Unit and Day Hospice. The roles include the following:
What would it mean for me?
Most volunteers have a regular routine each week to provide their help but in some cases they are able to provide occasional assistance to respond to the needs of patients.
Would I receive training?
All volunteers helping in the Hospice must attend a two day induction course (see ). They also receive ongoing training in their area of support. Volunteers who have contact with patients are also asked to attend a basic listening skills course.