Host / Hostess

You'll assist the nursing team on the In-patient Unit with the provision of refreshments for patients and relatives, to help patients feel comfortable and cared for.

What you'll do

  • Be part of the Farleigh Hospice team and to help ensure both patients and visitors on the In-patient Unit feel at home
  • Assist patients with feeding
  • Give out clean jugs of water and tumblers to patients
  • Make refreshments for patients and visitors, as and when required
  • Show visitors into patient rooms after checking with nursing staff
  • Keep the sitting room and pantry areas clean and tidy, including the cleaning of the microwave, sink, fridge and kettle
  • Check crockery, fridge and drawers for supplies and replace, as necessary, in sitting room and pantry
  • Check linen cupboards in each room (with the list in the patients’ cupboards) & re-stocking when necessary
  • Complete patient menu requests.


A caring approach.


  • Accessibility
  • 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: 04/07/2017

End Date: 01/11/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No Yes
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No Yes Yes

Availability Details

Saturday Evenings from 6pm-8pm Sunday - Mornings & evenings from 6pm-8pm


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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