Volunteer For RocOn!

RocON! is our innovative community project that brings together local school children, patients, staff and volunteers.

The pioneering approach brings children and young people into the Hospice to work alongside patients and carers and, whilst death is acknowledged, the focus is always on life- and on how to live as fully as possible with the challenges that we each face. Volunteers are a vital part of RocON!

A project will usually last from 4-6 weeks with a class of children attending the hospice once a week (currently a Wednesday)

General Tasks

  • Engage as part of the team, helping to prepare resources for activities and homework, where needed.
  • Prepare for the day and help tidy up afterwards
  • Attend the team meeting before session and debrief session afterwards, whenever possible
  • Serve food and drink and share mealtimes with patient team 

Specific Tasks/Roles

(May be useful to work in partnership and take on for a given amount of time)

  • Team coordinator 
    • Interface with the team and offer some admin support
    • Organise meeting dates and times that best suit team
    • Facilitate communication with other team members
    • Keep records – Time sheets and training attendance
  • Partner children (usually when patients/carers away)
  • Oversee a small group of patients and children and help them build connections 
  • Resource and prepare craft material for project use (could be done from home) 


  • Likes children and young people
  • Team player
  • Open minded, non-judgemental attitude
  • Self-aware and sensitive to needs of others
  • Uses Initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to do general tasks as well as specific roles
  • Versatile, adaptable and able to accept/manage change

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