IPU Refreshment Volunteers

Closing Date: 21st August 2022

IPU Refreshment Volunteers

About us
Wigan and Leigh Hospice is a well-established charity which has been operating since 1983. We provide a wide range of palliative care services to people with advancing life-limiting illnesses of any diagnosis and to those people important to them. The support we offer is tailored to meet individuals’ physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

Many services provided by Wigan & Leigh Hospice are dependent on the goodwill of our generous volunteers.

About the role
We are looking to appoint a number of volunteers to support our Inpatient Unit at the hospice.

As an IPU refreshment volunteer you will carry out duties and provide practical support to the ward staff, these include but are not limited to;

  • preparing and serving refreshments to patients and visitors
  • replenishing patients water jugs and cups
  • preparing trays and serving meals to patients
  • clearing trays from rooms and cleaning patient tables
  • some light cleaning duties in the kitchen
  • ensuring infection prevention control measures are adhered to

The role requires an approachable, friendly individual who ensures confidentiality, respect and dignity whilst being an excellent communicator. Full training will be provided.

We are looking for a weekly commitment to one of the following shift times –

Monday 3.30pm-6pm
Monday 7-8.30pm
Tuesday 7-8.30pm
Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm
Thursday 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 3.30pm-6pm
Friday 7-8.30pm
Saturday 3.30pm-6pm
Saturday 7-8.30pm
Sunday 7-8.30pm

Please specify in your application which shift/s you would prefer.

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services Check (DBS).

Please be aware that this is a volunteer role and not work experience. Our volunteers do not carry out clinical tasks or gain any hands on care experience.

How to apply
To apply please complete the application form which can be downloaded at the bottom of this advert and return it to v@wlh.org.uk

If you would like an informal chat about volunteering before applying, please contact us on 01942 525566.