Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)

Sibling Event volunteer, Shooting Star House, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RA

This volunteer role is to support the event organiser with activity days and events for the siblings of our supported families which helps ensure that the children attending have the best time possible. These events may be in-house or at a nearby venue. An experience of working with children is desirable and an Enhanced DBS will be required.

Duties and key responsibilities:

To assist with the setting up and tidying away of any planned activities.
Helping to run the activities during the event as instructed by the event lead.
Engaging with the children to ensure they have a fun time.
Meeting and greeting as attendees arrive.
Helping with families signing in and filling out any consent paperwork that has been left for them if reception ne
Helping with serving hot and cold drinks.
Ensuring they are familiar with the Risk Assessment relating to any risk factors that may come with the craft or activity on offer.

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 emergency respite care, symptom management and end-of-life care at Christopher's hospice in Guildford and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family at Shooting Star House in Hampton,

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 30% 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 helping on reception, in the kitchen, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.