Volunteer Vacancies

  • Retail Assistant Volunteer (Charity Shops and Warehouse)

    Location
    Various East Kilbride and Hamilton based options
    Responsible To
    Assistant Retail Manager/ Retail Manager
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Role Overview- Supporting the day to day running of our retail establishments– raising vital funds for and awareness of Kilbryde Hospice.

     

    Key Tasks- 

    • Operating the till
    • Tagging of stock
    • Sorting, preparing and replenishing stock
    • Sales floor maintenance and general housekeeping
    • Engaging with the public to raise awareness of the work of Kilbryde Hospice and encourage the donation of quality goods
    • Participate as part of a team.
    • Attend regular support and training sessions relevant to the role

    Adhere to the policies and procedures of Kilbryde Hospice incl. absence procedure

    Download the form to apply Download the job description
  • Volunteer Counter Assistant

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Kilbryde Kafé Volunteer Role Description & Personal Specification

    Role Title: Kilbryde Kafe Volunteer Counter Assistant

    Hours: To be agreed between volunteer and Kilbryde Kafe Cook to fit in with the needs of the volunteer and Kafé. (Hours may change to accommodate changes in staffing requirements within the kitchen).

    Responsible to: Kilbryde Kaf︠︠e Cook

    Base in: Kilbryde Hospice

    Role Purpose:

    To support the Kilbryde Hospice Catering Team at our Kafé in the hospice building

    Our Kafé is run as a social enterprise serving freshly prepared snacks and drinks. This is part of   Kilbryde Hospice and is open to anyone. The organisation serves the community of South Lanarkshire and offers support and care to people and their families with a life-limiting illness.

    The role focuses on taking orders, handling money, preparing drinks, clearing tables and serving customers. 

    Role Description:

    • To be enthusiastic and deliver an excellent customer experience in the Kafé
    • Learn to take orders, operate the till and handle money
    • Learn to prepare drinks and food as required
    • Learn to clean tables and wash dishes as required
    • Learn to undertake serving food and drinks to customers
    • Learn to use all equipment and ensure they are used correctly and monitored as required
    • To ensure that excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained in/around the Kafé area at all times
    • To participate in supervision and training with the Kafé staff and attend training as required, including food hygiene

    Personal Specification

    • Enthusiastic around working in a Kafé environment, with a friendly and approachable manner to both staff and customers
    • A commitment to the ethos of the Kafé and South Lanarkshire
    • Good listening skills, be non-judgmental and have the ability to relate sensitively to people in distress
    • Willing to learn about all areas of working in a Kafé
    • Be able to work under pressure as part of a team
    • Good personal hygiene and suitable clothes for working in a Kafé
    • Good timekeeping, reliable and regular commitment to volunteering in the Kafé
    • Open to new ideas and feedback as a process of personal development
    • To understand personal and professional boundaries and be able to work with the team to deal with issues that may arise from this
    • Ability to undertake training when requested
    • To work within and adhere to all Kilbryde Hospice policies and guidelines, including Volunteer Policy, Code of Conduct, Confidentiality’ Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities Policies
    • Kilbryde Hospice Kafe is open 5 days a week. 1000-1430. ideally the volunteer would commit to 1-2 regular weekly shifts of 5 hours per day.
    Email info@kilbrydehospice.org.uk to apply Download the form to apply
  • Volunteer Hairdresser/Barber

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Volunteer Hairdresser/Barber Role Description

    Role Title:                 Hairdresser/Barbour

    Location:                  Kilbryde Hospice, East Kilbride

    Role Overview:       This is a lovely opportunity to use your skills to support people to feel good at a difficult time, while developing your experience within a palliative healthcare environment.  Tasks will include, speaking to staff on each visit to ascertain if there is any patient specific information that you should be aware of, visit each patient to offer patient and visitor’s drinks and refresh water if required and introduce yourself as a volunteer hairdresser and the services you offer Services include: -Cutting -Straightening -Setting -Blow drying Volunteers are required to inform the Day Services Manager of any changes to their personal circumstances which may preclude them from meeting these requirements or their assigned duties.

    Commitment:           You’ll be able to commit once a week, or subject to patient needs.

    Skills & Experience:             Have good communication and listening skills, with people at all levels. Be able to demonstrate a positive, organised and flexible approach to the role and adapt to changing priorities as required. Cheerful demeanour and ability to work as part of a team. Maintain awareness and compliance with Kilbryde Hospice policy and procedures. Represent Kilbryde Hospice in a positive way. If you have SVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing, ideally with two years’ experience, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Experience with patients is desirable but not essential, it’s more important to have empathy and enjoy meeting new people.

    Benefits:                   We will reimburse reasonable local travel expenses and provide a reference to future prospective employers. This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the charity sector, make new friends and help Kilbryde Hospice provide compassionate support to people living through the challenges of life-limiting illness.

    Email info@kilbrydehospice.org.uk to apply Download the form to apply
  • Volunteer Driver

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Volunteer Driver

    Role Title:                 Volunteer Driver

    Location:                  Kilbryde Hospice, East Kilbride

    Role Overview:       Our Volunteer Drivers provide a vital lifeline to help people access our services. Volunteers drive patients from their home to Day Services and outpatient clinics.  This is so much more than a minibus journey – it gives patients the chance to get out of their houses, see their neighbourhood, see season changes and feel in touch with their local community. Patient transport is undoubtedly a form of unacknowledged therapy.

    Commitment:           We are looking for volunteer drivers to cover various shifts but generally you’ll be able to commit to one shift per week.

    Key Duties & What your role will involve:

    There are a number of different aspects involved in the volunteer driver role

    including;

    Journey Planning

    • Ensuring that your vehicle is safe for purpose and insured to undertake patient transportation
    • Liaising with the Hospice to find out what patient transport has been planned and carrying this out
    • Being aware that the nursing team will undertake an initial and on-going assessment of the patient ensuring their safety to be transported by a volunteer driver

    Patient Safety

    • Maintaining contact with the Hospice and informing the nursing team of any concerns you may have about the patient e.g. patient unwell on journey, changes in patient mobility, difficulties with access, driver safety in jeopardy, uncomfortable with passenger behaviour
    • You may offer assistance to a patient, but you are not expected to help them in and out of the vehicle. The nursing team will assist the patient at the Hospice.
    • Ensuring that every patient wears a seatbelt on every journey and adjusting head restraints to help protect patients against whiplash
    • Ensuring that patient information is stored appropriately in order to protect patient confidentiality

     Driver / Vehicle Safety

    • Ensuring that you are fit to drive at all times and informing the Hospice about any health issue or change in personal circumstance that may affect your driving ability
    • Upholding the reputation of the Hospice by ensuring safe and competent driving at all times e.g. drive within speed limits etc.
    • Complying with legislation and Hospice guidelines e.g. mobile phone use, drugs, drinking and driving, winter driving, fatigue, no smoking etc.
    • Ensuring that the vehicle you are driving is safe and legal
    • Complying with annual checks where required e.g. driving licence, insurance, MOT etc.
    • Reporting any incidents, accidents or near miss situations to the Hospice and following our procedures.

     Skills & Experience:          .

    • A competent, safe driver with a full UK driving licence and with use of a car (you must enjoy driving!)
    • Friendly, patient, and good with people
    • Cheerful, with a positive, professional attitude
    • Reliable and punctual
    • Flexible with the ability to manage personal emotions and stress
    • Experienced in providing community transport (this is not essential)
    • Knowledgeable about the geography of the local area with good navigational skills
    • Under 75 years of age (this is for insurance purposes)
    • Respectful of others and their diversity
    • Passionate about helping families in your local community

     Benefits:

    • An opportunity to make a real difference to our patients and support your local community
    • A chance to develop new skills and experiences to add to your CV
    • A reference that can be used for future employment
    • Reimbursement of your travel expenses
    • Training and induction relevant to your role.

    This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the charity sector,

    make new friends and help Kilbryde Hospice provide compassionate support to

    people living through the challenges of life-limiting illness.

    Email info@kilbrydehospice.org.uk to apply Download the form to apply Download the job description
  • Volunteer Patient Transport Escort

    Location
    Kilbryde Hospice
    Responsible To
    Day Services Manager/ Driver and Facilities Assistant
    Job Purpose
    Assist the Patient Transport Driver to pick up patients from their South Lanarkshire homes and transport them to Day Services (or other appointments on site) and back again.
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    We are looking for a dedicated volunteer, able to give at least one day per week to work with the Kilbryde Hospice Day Services as a Patient Transport Escort, starting on the 12th January.

    Your key tasks would be:

    • Support the Patient Transport Driver in completing the pick-up and return schedule
    • Assist, when required, getting patients safely in, out and secured within the vehicle
    • Provide a friendly and welcoming face to patients throughout their transport journeys
    • Provide reassurance to carers/family members, when appropriate when picking up/dropping off patients
    • Help patients sign in and out of the hospice
    • Participate as part of a team.
    • Contact the hospice if you are unable to attend as agreed.
    • Attend regular support and training sessions relevant to the role
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Kilbryde Hospice.

    Volunteer travel expenses can be reimbursed. For more information, please download our job desciption.

     

     

    Email info@kilbrydehospice.org.uk to apply Download the form to apply Download the job description
  • Volunteer Cook Assistant

    Responsible To
    Cook in Charge/ Corporate Services Manager
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Role Overview- Assist the Cook in Charge to prepare, cook and serve high quality, well presented, nutritious foods for Kafe customers, in and day service patients, service users and other catered events (meetings and fundraisers) when required.

     

    Key Tasks- 

    • Helping to devise nutritious menus
    • Preparing, cooking and serving meals
    • Ensuring the kitchen is kept tidy and in adherence to hygiene standards
    • Support other volunteers working within the kitchen/Kafe/In-patient environments
    • Record food temperatures while cooking
    • Following Cooksafe procedures
    • Participate as part of a team.
    • Contact the hospice if you are unable to attend as agreed.
    • Attend regular support and training sessions relevant to the role
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Kilbryde Hospice.
    • Supporting hospice based events i.e. Vintage Cream Teas etc. when appropriate.

    Applications close Friday 26th January 2018

    Download the form to apply Download the job description