Laundry & Light Housekeeping Volunteer

To assist the Housekeeping team by undertaking washing/ironing of bedding, towels etc. This role may also include light housekeeping.

Key responsibilities include:

Assisting with Laundry and Ironing

Assisting with Light Housekeeping within the in-patient unit

Undertaking any Mandatory Training which is in line with Havens Hospices policies and guidelines

Any other duties designated by the Housekeeping Co-Ordinator

This is a great opportunity to develop new and existing skills as well as being at the heart of your local community, meeting new people and be part of an enthusiastic team.

The location for this role is Fair Havens, Westcliff.

Due to the nature of our work, recently bereaved people with no previous experience of working or volunteering in ‘patient contact' areas are not permitted to have their first posting as a volunteer in such areas. There is no time limit on this exemption, but having demonstrated an ability to cope as a hospice volunteer in another area without

exhibiting inappropriate or disproportionate emotions the situation can be reviewed.


A love of ironing!

You will be flexible, friendly, and willing to be part of the In Patient Unit team.

You will be able to cope well under pressure.

There are additional essential and desirable qualities and skills that are required for this role which can be discussed at interview.

This is a great opportunity to develop new and existing skills as well as being at the heart of your local community, meeting new people and being part of an enthusiastic team.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
    If applicable to the role
  • Training provided
    Full training and support provided
  • Volunteer policy
    Volunteers will need to adhere to all our current policies and procedures
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
    Volunteers will need to participate in the Havens induction program
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/04/2018

End Date: 26/04/2019

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Availability Details

We are looking for someone to help 2 hours or more a week, the days and times of this role are very flexible.


This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford

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