Can you assist a vulnerable person home from hospital? - Student volunteers welcome

We urgently need kind, compassionate and energetic volunteers to help vulnerable people during winter.

Our team of volunteers assist those that are medically fit to leave hospital but unable to do so due to social concerns.

This a short term rapid response programme in which seniors or other vulnerable patents are met at home after discharge, made comfortable and then visited in the days following.

This will ease anxiety, and surmount practical and social problems that put people in danger of rapid readmission.

Volunteers will perform simple but vital tasks such as: Checking the heating, rearranging furniture, doing a basic food shop, signposting to other services.. 

Volunteers will not perform personal or medical tasks.

Volunteers will work in pairs or with a member of staff.

We will provide comprehensive training, continuous support, and expenses.

Please get in touch for more details.

This placement would especially suit Third Year students of Health & Social Care, Medicine, or anyone interested in healthcare.


-          To be able to commit to up to 3 hours a week in one hour shifts, over the course of 12 weeks. (NB. This is flexible and will be subject to need).

-          A clean driving license and access to a vehicle would be a significant advantage; however transport will be arranged for those who need it.

-          Kindness, empathy and patience.

-          Enthusiasm and a positive, problem solving-mindset.


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 20/10/2019

End Date: 30/04/2020

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Availability Details

Up to 3 hours a week in one hour shifts, over the course of 12 weeks. - Flexible rota.


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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