Help to look after our patients in the Hospice In-Patient Unit
We seek volunteers with a compassionate nature to work in our in-patient unit. The volunteer works alongside nursing staff, assisting with the care and support of patients while in situ for symptom control, respite care and sometimes end-of-life care. The volunteer helps support families/Whanau for company, delivers prepared meals, as well as assist with light laundry duties. This is a very rewarding volunteer role!
The IPU runs 24/7 so volunteers are able to choose a 4 hour shift that fits their lifestyle any day of the week - morning, afternoon or evening. We can be flexible with shift times for those with time constraints.
Training starts with a 2-hour orientation session, followed by 4 x 4-hour buddy shifts where you learn the roles activities from an experienced Team Trainer. Induction and Essential skills training is mandatory within the first twelve months and is repeated every two years. Specific requirements
Reliability, a "people person", good mobility, good conversationalist, using your initiative, having a sense of humour, and finding enjoyment in helping others.