Volunteer

 

 

We receive a range of donations from clothes to furniture, antiques to bric a brac, and all of these donated goods can find a home in one of our shops. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in retail, logistics or simply someone who has a passion for organising and sorting.

 

We are always keen to involve corporate or employee volunteers, or even social groups looking to give their time. We can accommodate groups of up to 20 people who will enjoy preparing our high quality donations for sale in our charity shops. Volunteers add an invaluable dimension to the work of John Taylor Hospice – we need you to help us achieve more and help make every moment matter for our patients and their families.

 

If you would like to find out more then please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6736 or email [email protected]

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. From welcoming visitors in reception to working behind the scenes maintaining our gardens, their contribution is invaluable.

Our hospice holds the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard in recognition of the work we undertake in supporting and developing our volunteers. We regularly add volunteering opportunities to our website – take a look below and you may find the perfect role for you.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for John Taylor Hospice then please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

We are looking to recruit a team of committed retail volunteers who will support our shop managers to raise valuable funds for John Taylor Hospice.

We currently have shops in Erdington, Wylde Green, Castle Bromwich and Brownhills. As a retail volunteer you will support the shop managers by selling our range of stock, selecting and preparing goods for sale and creating a brilliant customer service experience.

You will have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends plus the chance to develop new skills or put your existing set of skills into practice. Retail/charity retail experience is great but is by no means essential.

Volunteers add an invaluable dimension to the work of John Taylor Hospice – we need you to help us achieve more.

If you would like to find out more then please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6736 or email [email protected]

 

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend time helping to maintain our gardens at our main hospice site in Erdington. You will be part of a team of volunteers who will be on hand to support the day-to-day upkeep of our garden spaces, ensuring that they remain a bright, calm and tranquil place for our staff, patients and families to relax and reflect.

Although we are a relatively small site, we have several green spaces across the hospice, each with its own unique style and purpose. Whilst some of these areas are well established, others are blank canvasses with a great potential.

We are looking for volunteers with all levels of experience, from the truly ‘green-fingered’ to those who just fancy trying a volunteering role with a difference. Tasks will include the general upkeep of our gardens, planting, pruning, and helping develop our new garden spaces. Our Gardening Volunteer role is a great way to share your love for gardening – and pick up some ideas of your own!”

For more information please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6736 or email [email protected]

 

John Taylor Hospice is looking to recruit a unique group of volunteers to represent the charity in the local community and beyond.

As a Community Ambassador for John Taylor Hospice you will help to spread the word about the valuable work we do and help us reach more community groups and organisations in our local area. You will represent the hospice when meeting with local groups, community organisations and at community events, explaining how we make every moment matter for the people we care for and conveying our gratitude for their support.

Examples of the activities you could be involved with include:

  • Giving talks to organisations who have supported, or who are considering, supporting the charity
  • Attending cheque presentations or local events on behalf of John Taylor Hospice
  • Giving school talks to classes and assemblies
  • Attending local community events
  • Identifying and developing potential fundraising opportunities within local community groups or businesses

For more information please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6736 or email [email protected]

John Taylor Hospice – Our Mission, Vision & Values

 John Taylor Hospice provides specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

Our vision is to provide a compassionate and dignified death for all.

Our values are to:

Care for all;

See the person;

Simplify the complex; and

Be right first time.

Why John Taylor Hospice needs you

Our fundraising groups are the face of John Taylor Hospice. They spread awareness and raise vital funds to support the work of the hospice. We are looking for groups of families and friends who will commit to a minimum of two years of fundraising so that we can make every moment matter for our patients and their loved ones.

As a fundraising group, you will be:

Organising and planning on your own fundraising events: from discos to quizzes to garden parties, the choice is yours!

Acting as an ambassador for John Taylor Hospice by building networks and promoting our services whilst out in the community

Liaising with your contact in the John Taylor Hospice fundraising team

Adhering to John Taylor Hospice policies and procedures and complying with legal requirements

Raising money to support John Taylor Hospice’s services, helping more people living with a terminal illness receive the care they need

This fantastic opportunity allows fundraising groups to work flexibly around their existing commitments for a minimum of two years.

How you can make a difference

The fundraising you do will enable us to keep making every moment matter for our patients and their loved ones. You’ll be making a difference by raising awareness of the hospice and help more people living with a terminal illness receive the care they need.

 What skills or experience do I need?

To be enthusiastic, friendly, and polite

To be honest and reliable

Good organisational and planning skills

Good communication

To have an interest in John Taylor Hospice and its services

The ability to commit to fundraising for the hospice for a minimum of two years

What can John Taylor Hospice offer a fundraising group?

  • A flexible opportunity that can fit around your existing commitments
  • Access to 1-2-1 support from the fundraising team
  • A page on the John Taylor Hospice website to tell your story
  • A campaign page created on JustGiving
  • The ability to advertise your events on the website
  • A set of personalised branding materials including a pop-up banner
  • The option to direct the funds you raise to IPU, Hospice at Home, Community Team or Living Well Centre
  • Being able to fundraise as a team with your family and friends
  • Development of your event management, fundraising, communication and PR skills
  • Gain experience to use for your CV

How can I find out more?

We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us via our details below:

John Taylor Hospice, 76 Grange Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0DF

Tel: 0121 728 6739 Email: [email protected]

Website: www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk

We are looking to recruit a team of committed volunteers to support our Retail arm to collect and sort stock for distribution to our Charity Shops. Our Erdington warehouse allows us to sort and distribute the fabulous donations we receive from our donors. Once sorted and organised at our warehouse, our donations can then be sent to our shops as they are needed

We receive a range of donations from clothes to furniture, antiques to bric a brac, and all of these donated goods can find a home in one of our shops. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in retail, logistics or simply someone who has a passion for organising and sorting.

We are always keen to involve corporate or employee volunteers, or even social groups looking to give their time. We can accommodate groups of up to 20 people who will enjoy preparing our high quality donations for sale in our charity shops. Volunteers add an invaluable dimension to the work of John Taylor Hospice – we need you to help us achieve more and help make every moment matter for our patients and their families.

If you would like to find out more then please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6736 or email [email protected]

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