Volunteer with us
We’re blessed to have Volunteers working with us in a number of ways and their role is of huge value:
- To visit and “befriend” patients
- To bring patients to the Chapel for Sunday service
- To help to maintain the Chapel.
The visiting role is a “listening” role, giving patients the opportunity to talk about their lives and concerns. We never assume patients have a faith or impose faith on them. Volunteers sometimes help us with this visiting.
Our “visiting” volunteers come in one morning a week (or sometimes every other week) on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, and would normally be here from 9.30am to 12 noon. They apply via our Volunteers department, have a DBS check and undertake annual mandatory training, as well as receive specialist “listening skills” training from the Chaplaincy.
Volunteers also bring patients to Chapel for the Sunday morning service and normally hope they can come in one Sunday a month, from 9.30am to midday. Again, they apply via our Volunteers department, have a DBS check, and undertake annual mandatory training, as well as receive specialist training in wheelchair pushing. We would not recommend this kind of volunteering to people with mobility or back problems.
Unfortunately, we cannot promise to take everyone who applies but if you’re interested, please talk in the first instance to Rev. Adrian Woodbridge, Lead Chaplain, by calling 01603 287083 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org