Support at Home Visiting Volunteer

0121 752 8756

Support at Home visiting volunteer
Location: In the patient’s home
Hours: Flexible – generally 2-6 hours per week
Making a Difference: To provide a home support service for patients of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

The help given by a ‘Support@Home’ volunteer will mean a great deal to patients and their families and carers who are finding it hard to cope. Your help as a volunteer could help improve the quality of their lives at what is a very difficult time

Key Duties:
You will…

  • Provide support for the patient in coping with the effects of their illness and how it impacts on their day to day life.  
  • Support isolated patients and where appropriate offer a ‘sitting service’ to provide respite so that carers can go out or complete tasks.
  • Help if requested with setting up appropriate services (meals delivery services, domestic help, gardening help, prescription delivery service etc.)
  • Accompany patients to appointments or outings where desirable/ necessary.
  • Help to contact services and organisations for information and advice where appropriate.
  • Support patients’ families/ carers for a limited period after the person has died. 

Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…  

  • Someone with good listening and communication skills.
  • Able to understand the effects of a patient’s illness and how it impacts on them and their families/carers.
  • Someone who is practical and resourceful.
  • Able to work in a positive and professional manner.

What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • Membership of a friendly, professional, multi-disciplinary team.  
  • Full training and ongoing development within the volunteer role.
  • A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.

Please contact Hasun Tayyub on hasun.tayyub[at][dot]uk or 0121 7528756 for more information.