Volunteer Vacancies with Dr Kershaw's Hospice

Could you spare a few hours to support patient care or raise vital funds for your local hospice? Whether you’re looking for a good way to use some spare time or to develop your skills, volunteering for Dr Kershaw’s can be extremely rewarding… and fun! In return for your time, we’ll offer you training and support as well as invites to social events. We can also provide you with a reference if you are job seeking or studying after you have volunteered for at least 6 months. If you are aged 16+ and interested in any of the roles below, please express an interest below and one of the team shall be in contact with further information.
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly, Quarterly

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

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

Volunteer vacancies at the Hospice on Turf Lane, Royton
Complementary Therapies – To provide Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage and Reiki to patients and for staff well-being days – We have availability across a range of days including the weekend.

Cafe Assistant - We are looking for volunteers who can support, serving refreshments and being a friendly face. Initially the café will only be open to patients, their approved visitors and staff. Full training will be provided. Could you give a few hours of your time to add to the experience of our patients in our modern, relaxed café?

We have vacancies:
Monday Afternoon
Wednesday – Morning and Afternoon
Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
Friday – Morning and Afternoon
Tea Trolley

Receptionist and Hospitality
We have vacancies on a Thursday 4.30-7.30pm, alternate Fridays 4.30-7.30pm and alternate Sundays 9-12am. This will be on an ad hoc basis and full training will be provided.

Event Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting ad hoc at our events and as part of our Community Fundraising team.

Patient Drivers
Could you help transport our patients to their appointments with us? We are always recruiting for volunteers who are happy to use their own vehicles or have a D1 on their license and fancy driving our minibus.

Van Drivers & Drivers Mates
Driver’s Mates – Can you take on this physically demanding role, collecting and delivering furniture to members of the public? Driver’s mates don’t need to be able to drive, but extra drivers are always welcome!

We also have charity Shops in Lees, Royton , Shaw & Our New Furniture Hub! See the roles here: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/volunteer/organisation-opportunities/1...

Areas of Interest: Families, Hospices, Public events
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Befriending, Driving, Fundraising, Lending a helping hand, Reception, Retail
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Dr Kershaw's Hospice
Organisation Profile: Dr Kershaw's Hospice are Oldham’s only specialist care facility for adults with life limiting illnesses. The palliative care that the hospice provides is completely free of charge, and is set within a peaceful, homely environment, with beautiful grounds for both patients and their families to enjoy. Dr Kershaw's Hospice has been serving the people of Oldham and the surrounding districts for 25 years. We need your help to ensure this amazing place is here for generations to come. Please support your local hospice.
Charity number: 1105924