Volunteer Ward Support

Our professional clinical team and volunteers support families with a holistic approach of support and pain relief and this role is a great way to gain insight into the workings of a palliative care ward.

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What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers who wish to develop their caring skills and may want some experience of a clinical environment, before or during higher education. You will need good interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and be able to take direction from the clinical team. As a Ward Support, you would be helping patients with tasks such as making tea or sitting and reading with them while gaining insight into the day to day running of a palliative care in patient unit.

The role requires you to hold an Enhanced Adult DBS which the volunteering team will help you complete.

What do we provide?

For this role we provide:

  • Induction training
  • A polo shirt to identify that you are a volunteer and part of the In Patient Unit team
  • A Healthcare Assistant buddy who you will meet at the start and end of your shift
  • Further training relevant to the role
  • 20% off in all St Peter & St James Charity Shops


St Peter & St James Hospice has a large community of volunteers who we really value and love to hear from. We regularly hold volunteer forums and try to organise get togethers when possible.

How to apply

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