Volunteers provide patients with reading material, advise about what's available from voluntary services, and bring a sense of community to the ward areas. Our trolley services volunteers deliver books, magazines and newspapers - with a smile! Our librarians are pleased to advise patients about the books available on loan from the patients' library, which includes large print and books in other languages. Our newspaper sellers bring a selection of newspapers and magazines up to the wards so that patients do not have to make the trip to the concourse to buy their newspaper.
A highly interactive role, our Trolley Service volunteers are empathetic with a sense of humour that helps to brighten the patients' day. Volunteer librarians will have a keen interest in books and ideally a broad knowledge of all genres. Newspaper sellers will be competent with handling money, basic maths and handling a small float. Confidence and good communication skills are essential. A red polo shirt is provided to be worn.
All volunteers undertake two elements of mandatory training, an e learning element and a face to face session lasting four hours. The face to face sessions run twice a month. In addition, within three months of volunteering, volunteers are required to attend Dementia awareness training.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Free car parking whilst on site.
- 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: 24/06/2019
End Date: 24/06/2020
This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford
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