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Current volunteer opportunities

Current volunteer opportunities

Weldmar Hospicecare has vacancies for a number of volunteer posts throughout the organisation - and we will help you choose a role which suits you and supports the needs of Weldmar

At Joseph Weld Hospice, Dorchester (our inpatient unit):

1. Hotel Services Assistant (Bedside)

We are looking for volunteers to ensure fresh iced water is available to patients, the patient bedside is clean and clear of used crockery and clutter, and to offer conversation with the patient. A regular commitment is required to fulfil a rota from 9am to 11am or 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

If you are interested please contact Andy Jackson on 01305 215317.

2. Hotel Services Assistant (Waiter)

We are looking for volunteers to meet and greet diners, take orders and serve meals in ‘The Orangery’ restaurant, which is open daily from 12 noon to 2pm. A regular commitment is required to fulfil a rota.

If you are interested please contact Andy Jackson on 01305 215317.

3. Hotel Services Assistant (Wash up)

We are looking for volunteers to help in the kitchens during service by washing and returning items of crockery, cutlery, ironware and drinking vessels to their storage positions ready for reuse. A regular commitment is required to fulfil a rota.

If you are interested please contact Andy Jackson on 01305 215317.

4. Receptionist

This post requires someone with experience in reception work and good people skills. They need to be able to cope with a variety of demands at the main desk. A regular commitment is needed to fulfil a rota. We have a specific need for:

We also have a need for bank volunteers to cover short notice gaps on the rota:

If you are interested please contact Chloe Wiseman on 01305 215355.

5. Ward Duties

We are looking for volunteers to help serve meals to inpatients at the hospice. A regular commitment is needed to fulfil a rota. We have a specific need for:

If you are interested please contact Chloe Wiseman on 01305 215355.


At our day services:

1. Chaplaincy (all sites)

We require someone to work within our chaplaincy team offering support to patients of all faiths and none. A lay pastoral assistant background or equivalent is beneficial, and full training and supervision will be given. A regular commitment is needed.

If you are interested please contact Reverend Sally Bedborough on 01305 215399.

2. Day Services Assistant (Bridport)

We are looking for volunteers to help serve morning coffee and afternoon tea, chat to patients, and have fun with us at our Bridport Day Services. A regular commitment is needed every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm.

If you are interested please contact Jenny Wood on 01305 215300.

3. Hairdresser (Dorchester)

This post requires someone to offer hairdressing to patients as part of our day services. A regular commitment of two hours is needed on Tuesdays.

If you are interested please contact Nikki Grattan or Debbie Horton on 01305 215300.

4. Hotel Services Assistant (Weymouth)

We are looking for volunteers to assist the chef in all aspects of hotel service delivery with specific focus on the delivery of meals and beverages to social day respite patients using attending our day services.  A regular commitment is needed every Monday to cover 3 to 4 hours over lunch.

If you are interested please contact Andy Jackson on 01305 215317.

5. Nails & Handcare (Dorchester, Bridport, Blandford & Sherborne)

We require someone to offer nails and handcare to patients at our day services. Relevant training and experience is desirable. A regular commitment is needed however times can be flexible.

If you are interested please contact Nikki Grattan or Debbie Horton on 01305 215300.


In the Community:

1. Befriending – Central & South Dorset (Beaminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas)

We are looking for volunteers to provide social support, practical help and companionship to our patients and/or carers in the community. You could be asked to help with local transport, collect prescriptions, sit and chat or light interaction like crosswords and jigsaws, quiet company or reading, light shopping, return library books, or dog walking. A regular commitment is needed

If you are interested please contact Chloe Wiseman on 01305 215355.

2. Drivers North
(Blandford, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and surrounding areas)

We need volunteer drivers to assist us with transporting patients to our day services at Blandford Community Hospital on a Thursday, and The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne on a Friday. Occasional drivers also required to transport patients, carers and the bereaved to medical appointments and support groups. Reimbursement of mileage expenses is available.

If you are interested please contact Chloe Wiseman on 01305 215355.

3. Drivers Central
(Beaminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis and surrounding areas)

We need volunteer drivers to assist us with transporting patients to our day services at Bridport Community Hospital on a Wednesday. Occasional drivers also required to assist us with transporting patients to hospital appointments at Dorset County Hospital. Reimbursement of mileage expenses is available.

If you are interested please contact Chloe Wiseman on 01305 215355.

4. Drivers South
(Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas)

We need volunteer drivers to assist us with transporting patients using our day services at Trimar Hospice on a Monday. Occasional drivers also required to transport patients, carers and the bereaved to medical appointments and support groups. Reimbursement of mileage expenses is available.

If you are interested please contact Nikki Grattan on 01305 767527.

 


At Hammick House, Poundbury, Dorchester

1. Receptionist

This post requires someone with confidence to work in a busy office/administrative environment, with the ability to work independently at times, managing the reception area. This includes varying demands and visitors to the seven departments based at Hammick House. Our reception volunteers manage telephone calls, deal with enquiries from the public and for Weldmar staff. They welcome all staff and visitors attending meetings or events, and those who also hire and use its facilities, so good interpersonal skills and a calm and friendly approach are also desired.

Our volunteers also support the teams working in the building by providing administrative support which could include photocopying, filing, preparing mailshots, data inputting, proof reading, typing reports, laminating or franking the post. Tasks are always allocated according to preference and the skills of the individual.

Whilst a regular commitment is welcomed, we also have a need for bank volunteers to cover on an ad-hoc basis.

For further information please contact: Lynn Goodchild on 01305 756941

3. Supporter Care Admin Assistant

We are looking for volunteers with IT skills including the ability to input data efficiently. Working as part of the Fundraising Team, in addition to database updating, the roles encompass a variety of office admin tasks. A minimum of 4 hours per week is required which can be scheduled to suit the volunteer but a regular commitment is needed. Full training, support and guidance will be given.

If you are interested please contact April Whitehead on 01305 261800.


Fundraising Activities:

Fundraising throughout the county is supported in many different ways by volunteers. Our very varied fundraising events require the help of volunteers working alongside our fundraising team.

If you are interested in supporting us by becoming a fundraising volunteer please contact Fundraising on 01305 261800.

1. Events

We are in need of a large number of volunteers to help at events held across Dorset.

Can you help at:

Weymouth Half Marathon
Sunday 10th June, Weymouth

Family Dog Show
Saturday 16th June 2018, Dorchester

Big Dorset Cuppa
Friday 22nd June, across Dorset
Our mascot, Weldbaa, will be making appearances at various Big Dorset Cuppa events – and needs a ‘helper’.
Call us on 01305 261800 if you can help.

Midnight Walk
Saturday 14th July, Weymouth

Pyjama Walk
Saturday 11th August, Blandford

Summer Fete
Saturday 8th September, Joseph Weld Hospice, Dorchester

We are also looking for volunteers to help with Street Collections and Leaflet Distribution in north, central and south Dorset. We will provide you with all the material you need and explain what’s required.

If you are interested in helping please contact our Fundraising Office on 01305 261800 or email fundraising@weld-hospice.org.uk


Retail Operations:

1. Charity Shops

We are urgently looking for volunteers in our Bridport South Street, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Wareham, Wimborne, Wool, Weymouth Great George Street shops. Any help would be really appreciated – even just a few hours would make such a difference.

Working as part of a team to maximise sales, we need volunteers to help with any of the following:

Any help would be really appreciated – even just a few hours would make such a difference. However volunteers are always needed in all of our shops and outlets, any day including Saturdays and Sundays at some sites.

If you are interested please contact us on 01305 756938

2. Retail Outlets

We are looking for more volunteers to help with sorting, tidying, occasional moving of bulky items, customer service and refurbishing in our Blandford, Dorchester Clearance, Poole and Weymouth outlets. We also need volunteer drivers to assist with deliveries. A regular commitment of four hours is needed.

If you are interested please contact us on 01305 756938.


Please call the numbers above for details – or download, complete and post back the forms to apply to be a volunteer:

Weldmar Volunteer Application Form (54kb)

Weldmar Volunteer Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (205kb)

Updated 29th May 2018

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