Community Ambassador Volunteer Peace Hospice Care
Location: Flexible across Hertfordshire
Time: Flexible around your availability
Duration: Minimum 1 year
Interviews : Late morning to early afternoon Wed 26th May
About Peace Hospice Care
- Peace Outpatient Services – which offers a range of wellbeing interventions, physiotherapy support, clinics, outreach work, supported by our Compassionate Communities Service and a counselling and bereavement provision. Our services support carers and patients from early diagnosis and throughout their illness by enabling and empowering them to manage their conditions.
- Peace Community Services – which brings hospice care to patients’ homes and care settings.
- Peace Inpatient Services – providing pain control and symptom management for patients at end of life and, also, for those patients who need short-term support to manage their illness. For those returning home, we work in liaison with our Community Services team and Rapid Personalised Care Service team.
We are committed to supporting and developing staff and volunteers and to making the most effective use of resources
Purpose of this role
We are looking for Community Ambassadors who can help us to spread the word about what we do and why it matters and to represent Peace Hospice Care externally through visits to community organisations, healthcare settings, faith groups, schools and, occasionally, local businesses. The role of the Ambassador will help to dispel myths about hospice care. It will help to educate the public about the role of the Hospice in supporting patients and their families with life-limiting illness, from early diagnosis, throughout their illness and, for families and carers, through to bereavement care.
As a charity, we rely on local community support and the Community Ambassador role will help to explain how we are funded, our need for ongoing support and the impact of our services and how individuals, families and health and care professionals can access, and find out more about, our services. Our Ambassadors will help us achieve our strategic aims and reach more people and their families in our community living with a life-limiting illness.
Main tasks for this role
Personal Skills and qualities that you will need
What you can expect from us
Training & Development
New volunteers to Peace Hospice Care will receive a general introduction to the Hospice as well as a personal induction to your role provided by your line manager. These inductions will be held at the Hospice if Covid restrictions allow, or virtually
- Regular updates on the work, new developments and stories of the Hospice to support your role.
- Opportunities to attend bespoke training
- Regular communication / reflection / updates on the role with the Community Engagement Coordinator
Benefits and support
- Reimbursement of travel expenses, up to an agreed maximum amount
- Regular support through your allocated line manager
- Access to volunteer meetings and social events
- Engage and connect with people in the local community
- Learn new skills
What we expect from you
- All voluntary roles are subject to receipt of satisfactory references from someone who is not related to you and has known you (preferably in a professional capacity) for over two years
- Some voluntary roles involving access to vulnerable people or handling of sensitive information will be subject to enhanced DBS checks
- Attendance at the induction and any volunteer check-in events.
If you would like to apply for this volunteering role please apply through www.peacehospicecare.org.uk/volunteering.asp