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Volunteer Opportunities

Join over 150 other volunteers and use your skills to help make a difference at the Hospice. Make a difference in many areas including our shops, fundraising, patient and family care and in our gardens.

Finchley Road Shop Volunteer

There’s a great new opportunity for you to join our team at our new Hospice Shop in Finchley Road!

We rely solely on volunteers to run our charity shops and they are vital to ensure supporters are cared for when donating items, customers receive excellent service and we generate maximum revenue for the Hospice. Each year we aim to fundraise £1.8million a year from voluntary donations alone, so with your help, we will be able to achieve this.

Our Shop volunteers will have varied responsibilities, including:

  • Sorting and pricing donations
  • Operating the till and Co-ordinating sales
  • Assisting customers in friendly and helpful manner
  • Ensuring the shop floor, displays and stock room remain clean and tidy

Volunteers will gain a wealth of experience in retail, shop management and customer service and will work with a team of experienced volunteers.

Drivers: We are looking for volunteer drivers to collect bags of donated clothes, accessories and homeware from people in the local community who are unable to bring their donations to the shop, signing donors up to Gift Aid where possible. You will need to own a car or van with a clean license and a polite and efficient manner for communicating with the general public.

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St John's Wood Shop Volunteer

There’s a great opportunity for you to join our team at our new Hospice Shop in St John’s Wood!

Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring supporters are cared for when donating items, customers receive excellent service and the shop generates maximum revenue for the Hospice.

Our Shop volunteers will have varied responsibility, such as:

  • Sorting and pricing donations
  • Operating the till and Co-ordinating sales
  • Assisting customers in friendly and helpful manner
  • Ensuring the shop floor, displays and stock room remain clean and tidy

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Events Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help at our events throughout the year. We have a wide range of 4 seasonal fayres, 5k walks, car show, and evening events.

Our event volunteers help throughout the whole event, if you are able to give a couple of hours of your time we would be extremely grateful. St Johns Hospice provides specialised palliative care to more than 4,000 patients and their families every year, you will be helping us raise the vital funds we need to continue serving the local community.

The roles involve;

• Set-up on the day
• Manning stalls
• Supervising rides
• Collection buckets
• Stewards
• Helping provide information
• Clear away

This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your family, friends or on your own. It can help build communication skills, team work and gain experience of how the events industry works.

For more details please contact Sophie Gray (Community and Volunteer coordinator) at Sophie.gray@hje.org.uk or by phone on 0207 806 4049

Receptionist

We are now recruiting for a volunteer receptionist at our Inpatient Unit! 

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Answering the phone in a timely, polite and professional manner
  • Welcoming all admissions, including directing Ambulance admissions to appointed rooms, and alerting ward nursing staff of admission.
  • Relaying information either by redirecting calls or taking messages
  • Ensuring messages are delivered appropriately and to the person(s)

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Inpatient Unit Volunteer

The role of the volunteer is to support the structure and organisation of the In-Patient Unit to ensure that every patient and their family members have a positive experience. Volunteers are involved with the running of the Unit Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 7pm.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping patients feel cared about, comfortable and relaxed. There a number of specific responsibilities within the volunteer remit. These may vary in relation to the needs of each patient and the shift time.

Key responsibilities: 

Morning Volunteers: 

  • Check patients have water & top up flasks if necessary. Ensure they have clean glasses.
  • Make tea and coffee for patients and for their visitors.
  • Talk to patients if they are agreeable and if time allows.
  • When lunch trolley arrives in the Unit kitchen the volunteers take the meals to the patients.

Afternoon Volunteers: 

  • Complete newspaper order for the following day.
  • Collect any late lunch trays or unfinished menus.
  • Distribute late meals. Sandwiches are available from the Restaurant if lunch has been missed due to hospital appointments etc.
  • Ensure there are mugs, cups, saucers & plastic teaspoons at the Coffee Bar, taking supplies from kitchen and ensure that the area is clean and tidy.

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Bucket Collection Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity to support our charity using your enthusiasm and free time for bucket collections in London.

This role includes:

  • Coordinating organised bucket collections at train stations, supermarkets and shopping centres
  • Working with other bucket collectors
  • Being the point of contact for the venue on the day
  • Counting and banking money (where volunteers are DBS checked)
  • Liaising with the charity’s Fundraising Administrator

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