Volunteering for Kilbryde Hospice
Volunteers are the soul of our organisation, alongside our small staff team our fantastic volunteer assist us to deliver much needed hospice services to the people of South Lanarkshire.
We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities and our volunteers help in many different roles.
Our Day Hospice volunteering opportunities offer interaction with patient using our services and include: Activity Enablers, Befrienders, Complementary and Beauty Therapists, Drivers and Councillor, who all support us in different ways to deliver sensitive and holistic services to our patients, and their families and carers.
While our 3 charity retail outlets offer individuals the opportunity to experience a retail environment as Volunteer Shop Assistants. In this role volunteers assist with sorting donations and preparing goods for the sales floor as well as replenishing stock and providing a high level of customer service. We also offer delivery driver roles to support the collection and delivery service we provide to customers.
Our business support function also offer a great variety of volunteering opportunities including administration, database support, charity can distribution and collection, fundraising and event support to mention a few.
We greatly value our volunteers and offer a well-structured and supported volunteering experience which includes comprehensive induction and training as well as the reimbursement of agreed travel expenses.
Please get in touch for an informal chat about the range of interesting and exciting volunteering opportunities we offer and more importantly which one is for you!
Kilbryde Hospice relies greatly on the contribution of time and energy made by our fantastic team of volunteers across every area of the charity.
Their commitment adds value to the services we provide and together with a small staff team ensure the smooth running of our retail outlets, Drop In service and outreach project. Just a few hours a week could change your life.
What’s in it for you?
Volunteering offers a great many benefits, by volunteering with us you can:
• Meet new people
• try something new
• Gain confidence
• build self esteem
• Contribute to your community
• do something of personal interest
• Be a part of something
• feel a sense of achievement
• be a valued part of our team
…and that’s just for starters!
We will offer you a warm welcome, a structured and supportive volunteering experience that will include an induction, training, supervision, support and above all an enjoyable and worthwhile volunteer experience!
Got some questions? See if you can find your answer here…
Q – Who volunteers with Kilbryde Hospice?
A – Kilbryde Hospice welcomes applications from people from all walks of life, each person brings a unique mix of life experience which add to the diversity of our volunteer and staff team. We offer a variety of roles and there is a number of ways you can support our cause.
Q – What will I get out of being a volunteer?
A – There are many gains to be had, these will depend on what motivated you to contact us in the first place.
- Meet new people
- Skills and experience
- Boost your confidence
- Be a part of something
- Try something new
Q – What can I expect as a Kilbryde Volunteer?
A – A warm welcome for starters, a structured volunteering experience with regular support and recognition for your contribution.
Q – I only have a few hours a week spare can I still be a Kilbryde volunteer?
A – Time commitment varies from role to role and we do our best to be as flexible as possible, we even offer ‘one off’ fundraising/events opportunities for those of you with very busy schedules.
Q – Do I need experience?
A – For many people volunteering with the hospice will be their first contact with a voluntary organisation. It’s more important to us that you share our enthusiasm for the work we do.
Q – Will I get training?
A – We want you to feel supported and confident in your volunteering role and so we do our best to offer you training that will provide you with the skills and understanding to carry out your tasks effectively.
Q – Can I volunteer and claim DWP benefits?
A – Being a Kilbryde volunteer should not affect your benefit entitlement but we strongly advise you to notify your DWP advisor before you begin. By volunteering you give your time for free and are only reimbursed actual out of pocket expenses. Further guidance can be found at www.dwp.gov.uk.
Q – How do I apply?
A – You can view all our opportunities on this website and you can apply online, if you’re not sure what’s right for you get in touch we can discuss the right role for you.