Volunteer at Jersey Hospice Care
There are a number of ways our volunteers get involved
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.
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.
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.
Day Hospice is for patients receiving nursing support, with access to the physiotherapy and complementary therapy services and where patients can take part in craft and garden activities. Most importantly though, it is an opportunity for patients to meet up with others in similar situations.
Volunteers come in and socialise with patients, such as chat over a cup of tea or a game of cards and help with lunch. We also have more specialised volunteers that help with craft activities, hairdressing, make up and manicures.
Our Day Service is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is covered in two shifts; 10.00 to 12.30 and 12.30 to 16.00.
Our drivers help by dropping off and picking up patients to and from The King Centre, for our Day Service 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 outpatient appointments.
Volunteers will be required to inform their insurance providers of the additional use of their vehicle.
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 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.
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.