This is an exciting time to be joining Isabel Hospice.
In January 2017 we unveiled our 5 year strategic plan, Together We Care, and will be investing significantly in our clinical services, £0.5 million in the first year alone.
Our vision is a world where communities talk openly about death and dying, everyone lives life to the full and dies with dignity in the place of their choice knowing their loved ones are supported.
We currently rely on the commitment and skills of around 700 volunteers but we will need hundreds more as we expand our services.
By joining our team you will be part of this vision and will help us reach more patients, earlier in their journey, educate those around us by sharing our expertise, and collaborate with others, building partnerships to benefit our patients and their families.
Our opportunities include such tasks as driving patients to Hospice appointments, covering the reception at our In-Patient Unit, providing complementary therapies, serving in our shops and keeping them well stocked with donations. marshalling at fundraising events like bike rides or runs, administrative support to our clinicians, flower arranging at our In-Patient Unit, helping our patients eat or drink, sitting with family and friends and doing a puzzle!
So whether you are looking for a challenge, wanting to meet new people or acquire new skills, volunteering could be the answer!
For many of our volunteering opportunities, no previous experience is required and full training will be provided where necessary. It is worth noting that some roles may be subject a standard DBS (formally known as CRB) Disclosure.
Want to know more?
If you would like to know more about volunteering for Isabel Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Office on 01707 382500, by email, or register your interest by filling in the volunteer form.
Did you know?
We are very proud to have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
380 volunteers regularly help in our 15 shops
35 people volunteer as drivers
8 fundraising groups independently run and organise events
20 volunteers arrange flowers for us
80,000 hours of volunteer time is donated to us each year
130 volunteers support our staff at the In-Patient Unit
11 volunteers support our patients at home
12 volunteers offer complementary therapies