Volunteers

volunteer1Volunteering is a great way of helping others and making a real difference.

It also comes with its own personal benefits including:

Learning new skills

Gaining experience in the work place

Incresing confidence

Making new friends

Volunteers have always been a very important part of All Hallows. They help to provide the highest standard of support for our patients, residents and clients.

We know that with busy lives it can be hard to think about finding time to volunteer, however even helping out with the smallest tasks can make an enormous difference to the lives of others. Whether you can spare one hour a month or one day a week we would love to hear from you.

Project Based volunteer opportunities include:

  • Supporting our Chief Executive with projects—researched based, mostly on a computer.
  • Supporting our Ward Clerk with archiving. Filling, labelling and recording information.
  • Supporting our Daycare Assistant with archiving. The same as above..
  • Supporting our fundraiser with promotional stands and our HR team at job fairs.
  • Supporting our group of Friends with event planning and or running a stall.
  • During November we would like to offer our Nursing Home residents the opportunity to go Christmas shopping, to see all the wonderful decorations and lights. For us to offer this we are looking for 3-4 volunteers to support the staff by pushing wheelchairs and chatting to the residents. Approx. 3 hours on Monday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm during November only.

Long Term volunteer opportunities include:

  • Supporting our Homecare team with befriending, visiting people in their own home or phoning them to have a chat. (Utilising free evening and weekend call tariffs, so it shouldn’t cost anything). Mileage will be paid for.
  • Supporting our Daycare Manager with general admin duties any time on a Friday.
  • Spending time with our patients, residents and clients at all sites – offering friendship and company on a supportive basis. You can help by chatting, reading the newspaper or a book, playing a game, taking someone for a walk in the gardens or to daycare and help them to participate in a range of activities. Many residents would dearly love to have someone to talk to or to sit out in the garden with.
  • Supporting our Activities Coordinator by befriending our residents and if required push a wheel chair on planned, arranged days out, such as to the zoo, shopping, to places they are interested in and to their hobbies, to a museum, on a boat trip etc.
  • Supporting our Nursing and Therapies team with arranged on-site activities that will support recovery for residents. Such as gardening, IT and going to the shop. To help people to get back to their previous life roles through regaining independence and participation in society.
  • Drive the minibus on Mondays to take the long stay residents out with carers. This could be some Mondays, morning, afternoon or full day. You must have a D1 on your driving licence, further training will be given.

Another way you can help is to provide us with in house entertainment such as a musical performance, singing, games, animal visits, art & crafts, PAT Dogs, and more!

We also support students aged 14 years and over seeking work experience through their school or college and offer voluntary placements for students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

For further information please contact Donna on 01986 892728 or email donna.oakins@all-hallows.org.uk