Willow Wood Hospice - Ward Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a caring nature, who can be there to support the nursing staff, patients and relatives whilst they are at the Hospice. This requires someone who can be sensitive to peoples needs and understanding of the nature of the Hospice.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• To assist with a variety of tasks on the ward

• Serving refreshments, listening, reading, and chatting to patients

• Assist the ward staff to replenish supplies when required

• Support the ward staff with daily duties on the ward – non clinical

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

• A confident approach to patients and families, whilst showing understanding and respect

• Full training will be given.

Areas of Interest: Families, Health and wellbeing, Hospices, Medicine, Mental Health, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Lending a helping hand, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
Organisation Profile: Willow Wood Hospice is an adult Hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illness, both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. We provide care, free of charge, and patients, families and their carers are at the centre of everything we do. Our mission is to continue to provide, free of charge, the highest quality supportive and end of life care to patients with life limiting illness, along with love, care and support to the families and carers during illness and continuing bereavement. Our Values: Love and care for patients, families and carers. Respect For People in life, and at the end of life. Integrity being open and honest. Collaboration By people working together. Development By sharing knowledge and skills, for the benefit of all.
Charity number: 1029318