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 volunteer@johntaylorhospice.org.uk

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 6736 or email volunteer@johntaylorhospice.org.uk

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 volunteer@johntaylorhospice.org.uk

 

Accountable to :             Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice – Maintenance Supervisor

                                                    John Taylor Hospice – Head of Corporate & Commercial Services

Role Days/Hours:            Ideally a minimum of 4 hours per week, roles available Monday to Friday

Role Location                 

Hospice Grounds and Gardens at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA or

Hospice Grounds and Gardens at John Taylor Hospice, 76 Grange Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0DF

Why the Hospice Charity Partnership needs you?

 We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend time helping to maintain our gardens at our main hospice sites in Selly Park and 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 patients, families, visitors, staff and volunteers to relax and reflect.

We have green spaces across both hospices, each with their 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. Our Gardening Volunteer role is a great way to share your love for gardening – and pick up some ideas of your own!

 How you can make a difference:

Roles and tasks include…

  • General garden maintenance using tools provided.
  • Lawn mowing and edging.
  • Litter picking to keep paths clear.
  • Cutting back and trimming of shrubs and bushes on the grounds.
  • Leaf collection, planting and maintaining flower baskets and planters,
  • Assisting with seasonal planting and future development of the garden within budgetary constraints.
  • Painting in garden areas such as fences, benches, sheds, and grab rails.
  • Complying with all Hospice and garden specific Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Engaging with users of the gardens including patients, visitors and Corporate gardening volunteers to respond to enquiries.

Skills and Experience Required:

 Have a love of gardening and being outdoors.

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, pleasant and approachable
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Enjoy working with people and being part of a team
  • Able to work independently
  • Capable of manual work that requires a range of movements such as picking things up from the floor, pushing a wheelbarrow etc.
  • Able to recognise limitations and work within set boundaries
  • Able to follow all safety precautions and written instructions when carrying out role
  • Have knowledge of basic gardening tools and techniques such as pruning, weeding, planting etc.
  • Friendly, pleasant and approachable.
  • Gardening experience is great but not essential

Mandatory training will be provided.

Appropriate gardening equipment will be made available, although please feel free to bring your own manual hand tools and personal protective equipment (gardening gloves, kneepads etc.).

The boundaries of your role will be explained during your induction. You are not expected to undertake any additional tasks without your prior agreement.

What can The Hospice Charity Partnership offer me as a volunteer?

  • The opportunity ‘to give something back’ to your local community and join our band of hardworking, dedicated, volunteers.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • The opportunity to be able to develop new skills and interests or put your existing set of skills into practice.
  • Gain experience to use for your CV
  • Reimbursement of your travel expenses.

You can download the Role Description, Enrolment form and Equalities Monitoring form by clicking on the links below:

Gardener Volunteer Role Description

Volunteer-Enrolment-Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed application forms to: karen.scandrett@nhs.net

Please note we cannot accept applications from anyone who does not have the right to work/volunteer in the United Kingdom. We do not have a sponsors licence and cannot support visa applications.

We encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID 19.

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 volunteer@johntaylorhospice.org.uk

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: fundraising@johntaylorhospice.org.uk

Website: www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk

Reports To: Wellbeing Senior Counselling Practitioner

Location: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and local community settings

Department Manager: Wellbeing Team Leader

Hours: 2-3 hours per week minimum

Making a Difference: To support the facilitation of bereavement support groups

Key Duties – You will…

  • Provide support to bereaved individuals in a group setting.
  • Help individuals to process and make sense of their bereavement through group discussions.
  • To engage with supervision.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Ensure any issues or concerns are communicated to the Wellbeing Senior Counselling PractitionerWill the role suit me? YES, if you are…
  • A trainee/qualified counsellor or someone with experience of supporting vulnerable individuals.
  • An interest and/or experience of working in a group setting.
  • Someone with excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Able to understand the impact of a bereavement upon an individual’s life and wellbeing.
  • An enthusiastic, reliable and motivated individual.

What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • Membership of a friendly, professional, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ongoing support and development within the volunteer role.
  • A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.

For more information, please contact:

Surjit Heer, Wellbeing Team Leader

surjit.heer@nhs.net

You can download the Role Description, Person Specification, Enrolment Form and Equalities Monitoring Form by clicking on the links below:

Role Description

Person Specification

Volunteer Enrolment Form

Equality and Diversity Form

Please return completed forms to hcp.recruitment@nhs.net

Please note we cannot accept applications from anyone who does not have the right to work/volunteer in the United Kingdom.

Accountable to:  Day Service Lead

Role Days/Hours:  Up to 1.5 hours in the morning and afternoon once a week.  Opportunities are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Location:  John Taylor Hospice and out in the community

How you can make a difference:  By volunteering to transport our patients to and from the hospice you could help us to continue, and improve the service we provide to patients with a terminal illness.

Why The Hospice Charity Partnership needs you:

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 picking up patients and taking them back home again, one day a week. The Living Well Centre runs sessions three times a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and hosts a specialist clinic on Wednesday.

Attending The Living Well Centre plays a big part in enhancing the wellbeing for our patients and our volunteer drivers are vital in ensuring we can reach the wider community across Birmingham.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • You should be medically fit to drive.
  • You should be enthusiastic, friendly, and polite.
  • You should be reliable, flexible and accepting of change.
  • You should be a confident driver and have a clean driving licence. Access to your own car is preferable but not essential.
  • 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.

All necessary Mandatory training will be provided.

What can John Taylor Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • 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.
  • The opportunity to put your existing set of skills into practice.
  • Gain experience to use for your CV

We are limited with hospice vehicles so we are looking for volunteers who could use their own vehicle where possible.  A fuel mileage allowance will be paid for use of your own vehicle.  If using your own vehicle you will be required to have a valid insurance document which states you can use your vehicle for business use.   However if you cannot use your own vehicle don’t let this deter you from volunteering.

For more information please contact:

Julie Bennett, Day Service Lead

julie.bennett6@nhs.net

You can download the Role Description, Enrolment form and Equalities Monitoring form by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Driver Role Description

Volunteer-Enrolment-Form-General

Volunteer Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed application forms to: karen.scandrett@nhs.net

Please note we cannot accept applications from anyone who does not have the right to work/volunteer in the United Kingdom. We do not have a sponsors licence and cannot support visa applications.

We encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID 19.

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