Housekeeping volunteers help staff to promote and maintain a high standard of cleanliness at our hospice Christopher’s to help make it a home from home for families.  Currently our hospice in Hampton is being used to house our admin teams and is not being used as a clinical setting but our housekeeper there still needs assistance with maintaining high standards of cleanliness.

Location: Shooting Star House, Hampton and Christopher’s Guildford
Time: Shooting Star House:  Thursday  9am to 11am (flexible)  Christopher’s: Monday to Friday  9am–11am (flexible)
Starting date: ASAP

Duties and key responsibilities

  • To assist with keeping the communal areas of the hospice clean and tidy
  • To carry out specific duties, such as cleaning corridors, bathrooms, cloakrooms, dining room as required, using the Daily Task Sheet as a guide
  • To work closely with the care team in maintaining a clean and healthy environment

Essential skills and experience

  • Can do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Initiative and common sense

The volunteer would be required to do a weekly two hour shift, preferably in the morning. Housekeeping is normally done in pairs to share the load. We also need people to fill in occasionally for holidays and sickness (bank).

Please note all volunteer roles at our active hospices require us to carry out a DBS Check, this is a simple online procedure.  (The role at Christopher’s requires a standard DBS Check.)