Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)


Housekeeping Volunteers, Christopher's, Guildford

Shooting Star Children's Hospices is a leading children's hospice caring for babies, children, and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.  We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

We urgently need housekeeping volunteers for 2 hours in the morning once a week on a regular day, to help staff promote and maintain a high standard of cleanliness at Christopher's our hospice just outside Guildford.

Must be over 18 years of age.

The key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • to assist with keeping the communal areas of the hospices clean and tidy
  • to carry out specific duties, such as cleaning corridors, bathrooms, toilets, 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

 You will need:

  • the ability to work as part of a team (housekeeping is normally done in pairs)
  • energy and enthusiasm
  • reliability
  • attention to detail
  • initiative and common sense

Volunteers must be friendly and approachable whilst maintaining boundaries and confidentiality.

This role is subject to a DBS clearance.  An induction and training will be given.

Please click on and complete the online application form  if you wish to volunteer or would like further details.

 

 

 

Mission Statement

Shooting Star Children's Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 10% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.

We have volunteer opportunities at our hospices and at our shops.   Volunteers roles are very varied and include working in reception, kitchens, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.