Please be aware we have a minimum age requirement of 17 years for the Hospice and 14 years for Fundraising and our Shops. We also ask that you be 1.5 years following a significant bereavement to volunteer in the Hospice aside from Bistro and Gardener volunteers
Arthur Rank Hospice is committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters.
We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community.
We feel passionately about reducing the steps to volunteering so that the process is straightforward and exciting! We therefore only need a few bits and pieces to get you up and running in your new role.
Please click on this LINK
to complete an online application form, this will takes you to the Better Impact page. If you have used the site before simply login, if not it will ask you to create an account - don't worry it's nice and simple!
If you are under 18 please complete this form
and attach it as part of your application
Step 2 Come in and meet us! You will be invited to an informal interview with the Voluntary Services Manager, it's a great opportunity to get to know one another and make sure the role you've applied for is right for you
Step 3 Complete some short online training and set up a DBS check if relevant to your role
Step 4 Complete two shadows with a volunteer who is already doing your role. This allows you to see exactly what you will be doing and ask any questions specific to the role. You will really enjoy your shadows and by the end you will feel much more confident.
You're ready to go! At this stage we will ask you if you're happy to volunteer alone now and if you are you'll get started, if not we will arrange some more shadows for you
Step 5 We will ask you to attend a group volunteer induction within the first two months of starting your role, you will get to meet other volunteers and learn more about palliative care. The session usually lasts 2 hours with a short break in the middle
Want to volunteer in our shops?
Simply pop into one of our shops and ask for an application form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you an application.