Where: – Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield and all the places in between/in your local community/we will match you to a patient close to where you live

When: flexible, you can arrange a time to visit the patient when it suits you both, this could be between the hours of 9am and 5pm, evenings or weekend

DBS: enhanced with adult barring check required

Addition information: This role involves lone working. Full training and support will be given in this area.

The role:

To offer support and companionship to people in the community living with life-limiting conditions.


  • Visit people in the community in their homes.
  • Engage in agreed activities with people that contribute towards reducing social isolation and increasing wellbeing.
  • To be mindful that you are in an environment where there may be contact with patients and their family members and close friends.
  • Keeping the hospice informed of any issues/concerns regarding the people being visited.

Qualities for the role:

  • Sociable
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Approachable
  • Calm
  • Cheerful
  • Courteous
  • Observant
  • Patient

To find out more:

Please contact the Community Volunteering team on [email protected] for more information.

To apply:

Please download and fill in our application form and hand into the hospice or post to Community Volunteering, St Wilfrid's Hospice, 1 Broadwater Way. Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 9PZ

Application form

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