Volunteering with St Wilfrid's

Whether it's minutes or months, days or decades, every moment matters

Volunteers are at the heart of our hospice and play a vital role in everything we do. Without their time and generosity, we would not be able to provide our services to patients and their families.

We're always looking to welcome new faces to our amazing team. If you have some time to spare and would like to make a difference in your local community, we would love to hear from you. Click through the pages above to find out more.

Why not get involved?

Where: hospice-based either on our Inpatient Unit or in the Wellbeing service

When: three hours per week. This may be in the daytime, evenings or at weekends

DBS: enhanced with adult barring check required

Qualifications: Level 3 or equivalent in massage (please note for acupuncture you do not need to hold a massage qualification)

About the role

You will be supporting the hospice's Complementary Therapy team to deliver agreed therapies to patients and carers. The therapies delivered at the hospice are aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and acupuncture. 

This role sits within our Wellbeing team who support patients and their families with their emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

Key responsibilities

  • Working individually and with the Complementary Therapy team
  • Consulting with patients prior to carrying out treatment
  • Providing regular feedback to the Complementary Therapy team on your input, sharing any observations or concerns
  • Keeping accurate and up to date notes
  • Accountability for ensuring treatments are carried out in line with hospice policy and the professional body to which you belong
  • Recognise any contraindications and precautions to treatment, referring to the Complementary Therapy team if unsure

Your skills, abilities and qualifications

  • Nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or equivalent for massage (please note for acupuncture you do not need to have a massage qualification)
  • Minimum of six months experience
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Friendly and confident
  • Active and self-motivated
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of the role

Apply and more information

To apply please complete the application form and return it by email, post, or drop it in next time you’re at the hospice.

If you have any questions, please email Voluntary Services at [email protected] or phone 01323 434200.