Volunteer training


Various levels of training are given depending on the role a volunteer is interested in taking on:


  • The initial two hour orientation training which gives a very good overview of how our Hospice works, and from this volunteers are able to work within the hospice environment.  This work could include administrative support, assisting with Special Time Out, helping with gardening, car-cleaning or working in one of the hospice shops.

  • Volunteers wishing to work independently with patients in their homes are required to undergo further training.  This is usually run over three mornings and includes topics such as self-awareness; loss, grief and bereavement; cultural awareness; family dynamics; listening and communication skills.

  • Additional training is required for volunteers wishing to work as Life Story Writers.

  • Massage therapists are required to have had formal training

Please contact the Fundraising and Volunteer Services Manager Anna Meredith with any enquiries:


07 307 2244