Volunteer at Jersey Hospice Care

There are a number of ways our volunteers get involved

Administration

We regularly need help with administrative tasks both at Mont Cochon and at the St Ouen’s shop, to help with answering the telephone, data inputting and helping count money.

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy service is provided voluntarily by ordained ministers, who visit and give counsel to patients and families.

Community Bereavement Service

All our Bereavement Support Workers have received specialist training, attend monthly supervision and ongoing training. The Bereavement Support Workers see clients on a one to one basis and also facilitate group sessions.

The Community Bereavement Service is available by appointment and the volunteer Bereavement Support Workers are managed by the Bereavement Service Manager.

Volunteers are required to attend bereavement training.

Gardening

The beautiful gardens at Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon are in the main attended to by volunteers. If you are green-fingered and would like to join the team and help out in the gardens, we’d love to hear from you.

Gardening volunteers meet up on alternate Saturday’s, between 10.00 to 12.00 to help in the garden, guided by our head gardener, Blair.

In Patient Unit

Volunteers help support us on the In Patient Unit with non-nursing duties, such as chatting to patients, serving refreshments and meals, answering the phone and the door. They also help to deliver meals to patients, return dishes and help the kitchen staff as necessary, such as doing dishes.

The day shifts are between 11.00 and 14.00 and evening shifts 17.00 and 19.00.

Reception

Reception duties mainly comprise ‘meeting and greeting’ visitors, along with some light administrative duties. Reception is covered in two shifts, seven days a week, 09.00 to 13.00 and 13.00 to 17.00.

King Centre

Our King Centre provides services that support patients affected by life limiting illness, to enable them to live life as fully as possible, alongside their illness.

We have various opportunities for volunteers, from providing generic support within the lounge, activities, gardening and our walking group to more specialised roles such as hairdressing, beauticians and complementary therapists (see below).

Our King Centre Services are open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and is covered in two shifts; 10.00 to 12.30 and 12.30 to 16.00.

King Centre : Complementary Therapies

Our Complementary Therapy service is well used, bringing some much needed harmony and relaxation to patients and their families. Many types of therapy are offered including metamorphic technique, reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology and acupuncture.

Complementary Therapies are available by appointment and our volunteers are managed by the Complementary Therapies Manager.

Volunteers must be able to supply insurance and therapy certificates and be a member of a regulatory body. They are also required to attend a Complementary Therapy induction course, which includes treating three members of staff.

King Centre : Drivers

Our drivers help by dropping off and picking up patients to and from The King Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.30 and 15.30.

Drivers are also needed on Tuesday and Thursday to transport patients to and from Therapy out-patient appointments.

Volunteers will be required to inform their insurance providers of the additional use of their vehicle.

All volunteers based in our facilities at Mont Cochon are required to attend a Volunteer Induction course and submit a DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) check, formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

If you would like to volunteer for Jersey Hospice Care, please complete our application form from the links below.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteers Manager on 786159 or email lorainefulton@jerseyhospicecare.com