We are looking for volunteer Hospice Neighbours, aged 18 years and over, to visit patients in their home once a week to help with both practical and emotional support, and to provide relief and respite for carers in our community.

This exciting new volunteering role supports our new Community Carers Project, currently being piloted in the Horsham District only, and funded by the Horsham Hospital League of Friends.

As a Hospice Neighbour, you'll lend-a-hand’ once a week with tasks based around the needs of the patient or carer and may include things like: helping with household chores, walking the dog, having a chat or going for a stroll. The aim is to ease some of the pressures and demands for those with caring responsibilities and provide additional support in the home, as well as giving short respite opportunities.

We are looking to recruit up to five volunteers who can give a regular commitment of up to four hours per week, plus travel. You must also attend a mandatory two hour group supervision held once every four weeks.

If you're interested in becoming a Hospice Neighbour, you will need to apply by Friday 28 February and take part in a short pre-training suitability assessment. You must also attend a mandatory three-day training programme, being held at St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley on Saturday 14, Wednesday 18  and Saturday 21 March 2020.

For further information please contact the Volunteering Team on 01293 447351 or email

This role is subject to an Enhanced with Adult Barred Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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To apply for this role, please download the application form below and return it to us at

Alternatively, if it's easier, please use the form below to get the application posted or emailed to you.

If you have any questions, please let us know - we're on 01293 447 351 or

Location United Kingdom
Job Type Regular
Category Volunteering
Minimum age 18
Closing Date 28/02/2020
DBS Check Required? Yes
Description & Person Specification Download Hospice Neighbour Volunteer Role Profile
Job Application Pack Download Hospice Neighbour Application Form
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