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Care Support Volunteer

This volunteer role is required to support the in-house direct care team at Christopher’s. You will be assisting with 2:1 care alongside an in-house care team member and you will be an integral part of the team for that shift. It is a role that requires enthusiasm, dedication, flexibility, lots of energy, and for the volunteer to be friendly and approachable whilst maintaining boundaries and confidentiality. Please scroll down below for more details.

Job detail
Christopher's, Old Portsmouth Road, Artington, Guildford, GU3 1LP
7.30am - 3pm Friday, Saturday or Sunday 2pm - 9.30pm Friday or Saturday.

Duties and key responsibilities

  • Assisting with care such as washing, dressing, hair brushing etc.
  • Reception duties.
  • Helping with activities and outings.
  • Helping to tidy bedrooms, pack suitcases.
  • Helping with siblings.
  • Babysitting for siblings at the hospice.
  • 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.
  • Helping to keep the environment tidy and organised.
  • Desirable: Pool watching – sitting by the side of the pool whilst its in use, initiating rescue in an emergency.

Essential Skills and experience

  • Teaching / nursing or caring background is desirable.
  • Available to help on a regular basis preferably at least three times per month. This can be weekly or fortnightly, but can be flexible and does not need to be a set day every week.
  • Completion of mandatory training as required and an Enhanced DBS check.


  • Able to swim and to attend mandatory pool training once a year.
  • It is desirable that you are able to commit to at least one year in the hope that both you and the organisation get the best out of the experience.
  • Full, clean driving licence - you may be required to pick up prescription medicine for supported children/young people.

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