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