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Community Volunteers

You can Help. You can help neighbours in need. Offering a small amount of your time will make a real difference to patients and their families and friends when they need it most. Our Hospice Community Volunteers are people who are able to give around two hours a week to offer practical help and social contact. No specific skills are required – just the ability to get on with people and a desire to help. St Richard’s Hospice will provide training and offer support whenever needed.

Assistance. As a Community Volunteer you will only be asked to provide help to someone who lives near to you and won’t be required to help with anything medical or related to personal hygiene. All we ask is that you are aged over 18 and live within the catchment area of St Richard’s Hospice.

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.