The care support volunteer is required specifically to assist the care team in looking after the children at weekends. It is a non-clinical role that requires enthusiasm, dedication, flexibility, lots of energy, and for the volunteer to be friendly and approachable whilst maintaining boundaries and confidentiality.

Location: Christopher’s, Guildford
Time: Saturdays: 7.30am–3pm or 2pm–9pm  Sundays: 2pm–9pm

Duties and key responsibilities

  • Assisting with care such as washing, dressing, hair brushing etc.
  • Reception Duties
  • Dry-siding (managing family swim sessions)
  • Support with activities and outings
  • Helping to tidy bedrooms, pack suitcases
  • Babysitting for siblings
  • Help with organised art/craft activities
  • Sitting with a stable child/young person whilst the nurse/carer briefly does another task
  • Folding and putting away laundry

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Teaching/nursing or caring background is desirable.
  • Available to help on a regular  basis either weekly or  fortnightly
  • Flexibility is important as the need for CSV varies from week to week
  • Available for in-house training twice a year
  • Ability to commit on a long term basis is desirable due to the investment in training

Please note all new care support volunteers must attend a full day’s training before they can commence volunteering.  The next training day is on Friday, 7 February 2020.

Please note all volunteer roles at our hospices require us to carry out a DBS Check, this is a simple online procedure. (This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check).