Volunteer

Our volunteers are helping us make every moment matter for local people, their families and their friends.

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 for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend time in our reception supporting our team of receptionists to meet, greet and direct visitors to the different parts of the hospice.

Volunteer receptionists will also answer incoming calls and transfer them appropriately. A receptionist may have to accept and sign for goods being delivered to the hospice and liaise with estates, facilities and other external contractors. As a receptionist you may also help sell some of the goods which are sold through reception, such as arts, crafts and other fundraising materials.

Attending the hospice plays a big part in enhancing the wellbeing for our patients and their relatives. Our Volunteer Receptionists are vital in ensuring that we make every moment matter for our patients.

What skills or experience do I need?

  • To be enthusiastic, friendly, and polite.
  • You will need to have integrity and empathy for others and must be sensitive to the needs of our patients and respectful of the confidential nature of this role.
  • Confident using the telephone and when meeting and greeting visitors.
  • A willingness to support colleagues and work together as a team.
  • The ability to multi task and work to changing priorities.

What can John Taylor Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • The opportunity to find out how John Taylor Hospice works and your role within the organisation, providing you with a supportive training and induction programme.
  • The opportunity ‘to give something back’ to your local community and join our band of hardworking, dedicated, volunteers.
  • Meeting new people, making new friends and being part of the John Taylor Hospice team.
  • The ability to be able to develop new skills and interests and put them into practice or to put your existing set of skills into practice.
  • Gain experience to use for your CV
  • Reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Our Volunteer Receptionists usually work evenings (5-8pm) and weekends although you may be asked whether you can cover annual leave/sick leave during weekdays. Hours of work will be discussed fully with the volunteer beforehand.

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

If you would like to find out more about this and would like to offer your time and skills, please do get in touch. Email: [email protected] or Tel: 0121 728 6738

As a driver’s mate you’ll help us to keep our shops in Erdington, Wylde Green, Castle Bromwich and Brownhills freshly stocked and ensure that donated items can be collected and distributed efficiently. Every donation matters and directly helps us raise funds to provide essential care for patients and their friends and family.

You will have access to one of our hospice vehicles to move stock and collect donations. You will be required to manually handle items that you are collecting and will be assisted by a driver to help handle and store donations.

If you are interested in volunteering then we will send you an application form to complete. We are obliged to ensure all our volunteers are DBS checked prior to commencement.

For more information please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

 

Many of our day hospice visitors depend upon transport to reach us. By joining us as a volunteer driver you’ll be supporting patients to access the care and support they need.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend up to an hour and a half in the morning and the same in the afternoon, one day a week, picking up patients and taking them back home again.

We have a limited number of hospice vehicles so we are particularly interested in hearing from volunteers who could potentially use their own vehicle. A fuel mileage allowance will be paid. If you can’t use your own vehicle, please don’t let this deter you from volunteering – we’d still love to hear from you!

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to know more about the role, please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

Volunteer driver's mates at John Taylor Hospice

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 6738 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 6738 or email [email protected]

John Taylor Hospice is looking to recruit events volunteers to support the hospice Fundraising Team.

This is exciting opportunity for volunteers to support the Fundraising Team to run an exciting calendar of events and activities to raise money for the hospice. We simply cannot run these events without the dedicated support of volunteers and supporters from across our local communities.

The roles will vary from event to event but will include:

  • Supporting with event promotion
  • Registering participants and welcoming supporters
  • Support with setting up and closing down events
  • Collecting donations
  • Marshalling
  • Providing refreshments

This is a great role that allows volunteers to work flexibly around their existing commitments. We will ensure that you will get a full induction and introduction to the hospice, a full briefing before any event you attend and that you will be provided with any materials you need to fulfil your role.

For more information please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6738 or email [email protected]

As an ambassador for John Taylor Hospice, you will help to spread the word about the valuable work we do and help us reach more organisations and businesses in the local area. You will represent the hospice when meeting with corporate organisations of varying sizes, 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
  • Attending networking events in the business community
  • Identifying and developing potential fundraising opportunities within local community groups or businesses

For more information please contact our Volunteering Team on 0121 728 6738 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 465 2000 or email [email protected]

Gardening Volunteer

 

Fundraising Group Role Description

Title: Fundraising Group
Accountable to: Community Fundraiser
Commitment: A minimum of two years of fundraising activities
Role Location: You decide!

 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

Application Form Volunteers

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