Patient care support

Join our nursing team to care for patients and their families

Based on the In Patient Unit at the Hospice, your role will be to practically support our nursing team to deliver care to our patients and their visitors. You will also be expected to follow a program of training based on the standards of The Care Certificate.

You will need to be a pleasant and confident communicator who can demonstrate motivation and commitment to learning. Any experiences of supporting community initiatives through volunteering or employment, in addition to appropriate GCSE grades will also be preferable.

Hours available

This will be a regular commitment of one shift per week for 3 or 4 hours (evenings or weekends) for 6 months starting in April 2021.

How to register

If you are 17 or older (or will be by April 2021),  let us know you are interested by completing the registration form below by 21 January 2021. Selection interviews are likely to take place week commencing 15 February 2021.

Places will be limited, so please only apply if you have a genuine interest in healthcare, an understanding of Hospice work and the maturity and enthusiasm to develop skills that will benefit our care. Please also ensure that are able to commit to the hours explained above.

NB – This role requires suitable references and a DBS check. If you have any questions, please contact our volunteering team by emailing volservices@willen-hospice.org.uk

Volunteering

Volunteering for Willen Hospice
  • We will contact you by email, however if you would prefer us to phone you, please tick this box:
  • We will only use the information you have provided on this form to respond to your expression of interest to become a volunteer. Your personal information will always be kept safe in accordance with our Data Privacy Policy.
In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.