Host Organisation: East Cheshire Hospice
Opportunity Interests: Health and Wellbeing services, Hospice Services, Social and Community Care
Type of Activity: Support / Care Work
Location: Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

The Volunteer Ward Assistant will assist in-patients and staff with day-to-day activities on the ward such as serving meals and refreshments, helping with bed-making and laundry. This is a vital role which helps to improve our patient’s over-all experience by creating a relaxed and friendly environment for patients and their families.
This role may involve assisting at mealtimes with guidance from nursing staff, activities may include: handing out food trays, offering hand gel/hand washing facilities, providing fresh drinks, refilling water jugs, cutting up food, assisting with feeding patients, helping patients complete menu cards, collecting used trays.
Other tasks may include assisting in changing the laundry on the beds to ensure that it is nice and fresh for patients.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

• Previous experience of working in a health care setting is desirable but not essential
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and seek support where required
• Willing to undertake delegated duties but work on own initiative when required

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: Can't take people under the age of 18.
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Training Opportunities

What training is available for the volunteer?:

On-the-job training, as well as well-being training and additional optional training