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Ward Volunteer - Taunton

Ward Volunteer - Taunton

Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 14 May 2024
Heron Drive, Bishop's Hull, Taunton, TA1 5EY, United Kingdom
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Suitable for young volunteers (16-18 year olds)
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St Margarets Hospice Care
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We are looking for a volunteer to support our teams in a clinical setting, to enhance the care given to patients by the staff within the Inpatient Unit.

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If you would like to gain experience in supporting people within a clinical environment, are looking to learn and develop your skills and can share in our vision and enthusiasm to make a difference, we would love to talk to you about this role and the work of St Margaret’s.

The Ward Volunteer is responsible for enhancing the care being given to the patients, by all the staff forming the multi-disciplinary team working within the Inpatient Unit.


  • Providing non-medical support, ensuring the best possible service and care for the patient
  • Providing a welcoming and relaxing environment for patients and visitors
  • Providing hospitality services including drinks for patients and visitors, replenishing water jugs and assisting with serving meals
  • Social interaction with patients and visitors putting them at ease. Reporting any worries, concerns or fears expressed either by patients or visitors to the nurses

Available shifts:

Mornings 9.30-1.30 (4hrs) - Saturday

Afternoons 2.30-4.30 (2hrs) - Tue, Wed, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Evenings 5.00-7.30 (2.5hrs) - Wed, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We are looking for someone with the following:

  •  Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to work within boundaries of the role
  • People skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Transferable skills
  • Communications skills
  • Adaptability
  • Innovative ideas
  • Attention to detail
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About St Margarets Hospice Care

We are committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Our care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease.