There are so many ways you can give your time to support the patients and carers at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Whether you can regularly commit to a shift at the Hospice or one of our shops, are a student looking for a placement or can help at a one off fundraising event, your skills and time are really valued. Our volunteers are at the heart of our team, with some of them having provided over 10 years of support.
Volunteers at the Hospice help with all aspects of the care of patients and carers by manning reception, helping to serve refreshments, sort flowers and support the staff team. They also contribute to care across the Inpatient Wards and Day Hospice, keeping the grounds and facilities inviting and clean, and behind the scenes looking ship shape. We also have a team of volunteer therapists who offer complementary therapies alongside the staff team and a thriving chaplaincy team who offer spiritual and listening support. People also support us by transporting people to the Hospice in their own vehicles and via ambulance.
Volunteers across our five shops and at events play a vital part in helping us give a warm welcome to customers and ensuring that our retail outlets are well stocked and attractive. They also help with the smooth running of events from ensuring everyone is booked in at the Hospice to Hospice Walk, through to manning stalls and cheering participants on at the finishing line. Simply put, we couldn’t raise the vital funds for our work without the enthusiasm and dedication of our fundraising volunteers.
We hope the following pages will give you a taste of what volunteering with us is like and how you might benefit from giving your time at Dr Kershaw’s.
We will be regularly updating these pages with role profiles, current vacancies and volunteer profiles as well as upcoming recruitment events
If you would like more information please contact Vicky Richardson, Volunteering Manager at the Hospice on 0161 624 2727. The friendly team in our shops will also be able to discuss current vacancies and how you can apply.