Care at Hospice
At times you may need round the clock care that can be provided on the In Patient Unit.
There are lots of ways to get involved and no mater the role, you're making a difference to our patients and their families.
We work hard to match individual’s skills and interests with a suitable voluntary role that they will enjoy.
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.
Reception duties mainly comprise ‘meeting and greeting’ visitors and you are often the first person to greet a patient or family member visiting Hospice that day. Light administrative duties may also be given to you while on shift. Volunteering on reception is available seven days a week from 4pm to 8pm and also for holiday and sickness cover.
Volunteering on the In Patient Unit helps to ensure our clinical team can provide the best possible personalised care to our patients. Support includes non-nursing duties such as chatting to patients, serving refreshments and meals or helping the kitchen with the dishes, answering the phone and welcoming people at the door.
We provide free, professional bereavement counselling to anyone in our community dealing with the loss and grief of someone close to them. We are grateful to qualified counsellors that donate their time and expertise to support our team and clients.
If you are a qualified counsellor and would like to volunteer your services to our patients, we would love to hear from you. All bereavement counselling volunteers will receive ongoing specialist training and attend monthly supervision with our Bereavement Service Manager. Volunteers will then support our clients on a one to one basis and also help facilitate group sessions at Hospice, Mont Cochon.