Volunteer At The Inpatient Unit

Key tasks:

  • To serve meals and collect trays afterwards.
  • To keep patients’ water jugs replenished with iced water.
  • To arrange and display flowers as required around the Hospice and to maintain the appearance of the flower arrangements.
  • To make drinks for patients and visitors as required.
  • To keep the beverage area clean and tidy, including washing up crockery after visitor’s drinks.
  • To spend time talking to patients and relatives who require some company.
  • To assist in maintaining a tidy environment with emphasis on safety eg. trip hazards, wet surfaces and to assist in keeping the surfaces clean
  • To alert members of the nursing staff to patient’s needs eg. patient wants assistance in mobilising, sitting up, eating food and/or drinks.
  • To make a drink for the nursing staff/doctor on occasions if busy
  • and other duties as requested from time to time by the nursing staff or Voluntary Services Manager

Support & Supervision

Inpatient Unit volunteers report to the Inpatient Unit Sister and Voluntary Services Manager

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