Ward Shopping Volunteer
When We Need You
From 29/09/2008 onwards
Ward Shopping Volunteers will provide an appropriate shopping service, they should have an understanding of, and commitment to, the palliative care approach - non-judgemental, accepting, patient, and empathetic, with the ability to relate well to staff, patients and other volunteers. Volunteers will have the ability to function in the presence of grief and distress and a sensitive, calm approach. Have good communication and cash handling skills. You would need to be responsive to patients' needs'passing any relevant information on to staff. Check on arrival the ward update and check with nursing staff for any special requests of instructions, we would be grateful if you would please inform in advance if unable to attend as planned, so an alternative service can be arranged for that morning. Report any issues or problems to the relevant person in charge.
About Ayrshire Hospice
Relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other diadvantage.
Skills & Experience
Ward Shopping Volunteers will require: o Understanding of, and commitment to, the palliative care approach – non-judgmental, accepting, patient, and empathetic, with the ability to relate well to staff, patients and other volunteers. o The ability to function in the presence of grief and distress with a sensitive, calm approach. o Good communication and cash handling skills. o To be responsive to patients’ needs, passing any relevant information on to staff. o To attend Volunteer Induction, Fundamental Palliative Care, Infection Control, Communication, and any other relevant training courses and team meetings.
Ayrshire Hospice, Racecourse Road, Ayr Ward, No 35 Racecourse Road and access to local shops.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, References
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers to attend Volunteer Induction, Fundamental Pallative Care, Infection Control, Communication, and any other relevant courses and team meetings.
Charity Shops / Retail
please complete a monthly expenses form. current rate is 40p per mile which is reimbursed by cheque on a monthly basis.
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
In the mornings from approx 9.30am/10am for an hour or so as required.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
60 Kyle Street
Contact: Voluntary Action South Ayrshire
Tel: 01292 263 626