Hospice Care Week is taking place from 5th to 11th October this year, and is an aopportunity to shine a light on the incredible work that takes place in hospices across the UK.
As part of Hospice Care Week we wanted to raise awareness of some of the volunteer vacancies that local hospices are promoting at the moment.
Woodlands Hospice Seeks Handyperson Volunteers
Hospices, like hospitals and care homes, have had to review thier procedures and limit the number of visitors to their premises.
Woodlands Hospice, on the grounfs of Aintree University Hospital in Fazakerley, have had to restrict the number of volunteers attending their building, so several volunteer roles have been temporariy stood down.
“However, we do really need some Handy Persons,” says David Bannister, the Hospice’s Volunteer Coordinator “People who have a good maintenance or advanced DIY background and can offer some time each week, or when required.”
People are attending Woodlands at a very vulnerable time in their lives. Helping to maintain the premises plays a key role in ensuring that the Hospice is a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients and their families.
While AIntree Hospital takes care of external building maintenance, volunteers are needed to support with maintnance inside the Hospice. From routine painting and/or joinery to tidying up NHS delivery boxes, volunteers will need a practical, ‘hands on’ approach, and be able to work alone, without supervision.
Volunteers do not need to have particular qualitifications, although that would welcome, but will ideally have exprience of carrying out practical and DIY tasks at home.
If you are interested in this role, or would like further information, please contact David Bannister by calling 0151 529 6575 or emailing David.Bannister@liverpoolft.nhs.uk