Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)


Maintenance Volunteers, Christopher's nr Guildford

 

Shooting Star Children's Hospices is your local children's hospice service looking after families with a child or teenager not expected to live beyond their 19th birthday.

We urgently need maintenance volunteers at our hospice Christopher's, just outside Guildford, to assist the maintenance team with general duties, DIY, decorating and general upkeep of  our hospices,head office and shops.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the maintenance team with aspects of maintenance on a day-to-day basis at Christopher's mainly although there may be some work across all sites including shops as required
  • Tasks to include minor repairs, decorating, minor building or carpentry projects
  • Gardening and outdoor work
  • Tasks will be allocated to the fit in with the volunteer's skills and past experience
You will need:
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Previous DIY experience at home or in the workplace
  • Common Sense

Suggested hours: Volunteers usually work a half day shift (3 to 4 hours) flexible, morning or afternoons  

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

If you are interested please complete the online application form & we will be in touch

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.