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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

General Interests

Gardening Volunteer (Hospice)

Do you love gardening and making a difference in your community? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our Volunteer Gardener role!

As a Volunteer Gardener, you will help maintain and beautify our Hospice gardens, where we provide palliative care and support for children with life-shortening conditions. Gardening is not only a rewarding hobby, but also a therapeutic activity that can bring joy and comfort to those who need it the most. Join our team of compassionate and dedicated volunteers today, and help us create a green oasis for our hospice community.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Minimum age requirement: 18

Due to the nature of the activities and current projects, we are looking for volunteers with skills, in depth knowledge and experience in gardening, either as a profession or as a hobby. 

Our Garden volunteers help out on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday each week

Occasional weekend volunteering

Occasional attendance fundraising events for tools and plants (optional)


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

General garden maintenance

Keeping grounds clean, tidy and presentable

Project work such as our forest project

Using small gardening tools or larger equipment such as a leaf blower

Other ad-hoc tasks as and when required seasonally


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

We are looking for volunteers with:

Gardening experience, either as a profession or a hobby

A passion for gardening and a willingness to share skills and knowledge

A friendly and approachable personality

A good team player who can also confidently work independently

A sound knowledge of health and safety, with respect for yourself, others and the environment

A sincere understanding of the sensitive nature of volunteering in a Hospice setting


Here's what you can expect from our training program:

A comprehensive introduction to our organization and your role

Health and safety training including manual handling and fire safety

A friendly and supportive facilities and volunteering team to assist you with any queries or concerns


The benefits of becoming a Gardening Volunteer

It's a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors

You can learn new skills, such as composting and pruning

You can make a positive impact on your community by helping to maintain and beautify public green spaces

Gardening can improve your physical and mental healthy by reducing stress, boosting mood and providing exercise

You can meet new people who share your passion for gardening and the environment

You can have fun while doing something meaningful and rewarding


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role. Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

 

Maintenance Volunteer / Grounds Person

Do you love fixing things and make them shine? Do you enjoy working with your hands and helping others? If so, then you might be the perfect person for our Maintenance Volunteer or Grounds Volunteer positions!

Our Hospice and Head Office buildings and surrounding grounds require regular upkeep to ensure a comfortable and pleasant environment for the children and families who use our services. Maintenance Volunteers and Grounds Volunteers play a crucial role in this, by offering their skills and time to help us with various tasks.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations

Minimum age requirement: 18

 Location: Ty Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully, Penarth, CF64 5XX

Hours: Flexible (min 2 per week, Mon-Fri)


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

Maintenance Volunteer:

Fixing cosmetic issues

Supporting other larger DIY and maintenance projects as needed

Grounds Person

Picking up litter

Keeping footpaths clear and safe

Sweeping all external areas

Clearing leaves and debris

Removing moss and weeds from paths

Washing external areas around our Head Office

Jet washing external areas

Clearing bin stores


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

What skills will you need?

A keen eye for detail

Collaborate with others and also work on your own when needed

Ability to work safely and to not endanger yourself or others, maintain a safe working environment

A passion or background (professional or personal) in DIY/maintenance related activities 


Here's what you can expect from our training program:

Learn everything you need to know from our amazing facilities department

Training on health and safety best practices


The benefits of becoming a Maintenance Volunteer:

You can help preserve and improve the quality of our spaces and facilities for the 

You can learn new skills and gain valuable experience

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children and families

You can have fun and enjoy a variety of tasks and activities


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and an Standard-Enhanced (depending on role) DBS check is required for this role. Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

 

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Do you have a passion for cooking or interest in working in a kitchen environment? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our kitchen volunteer position at the hospice.

Good food is central to the care we provide, from catering for specialist dietary needs in the everyday, to special occasions such as our annual memorial event.

The kitchen is situated immediately off the main lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and his team.

For our children and their families, mealtimes provide comfort, a sense of normality and a chance to socialize. Without the stress of shopping, planning and clearing up - we take the pressure off.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Age requirement: 18+

Time commitment: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday lunchtime.

.Location: This role will be based at the Tŷ Hafan Hospice in Sully assisting the kitchen staff. The kitchen is situated immediately off the lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and the team.


Activities you could be involved in:  

Keeping the dining area neat and tidy by clearing away plates and crockery

Help with food preparation

For experienced chefs and bakers, there is an opportunity to get involved in cooking meals and baking goods

Wash dishes and utensils with kitchen equipment

Serve tea/coffee and food with a smile

Chat with staff, families and children and make them feel welcome


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

What skills will you need?

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to follow procedures and health and safety requirements

Physical strength to lift, carry and stand for long periods of time

Knowledge of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Procedures

Inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards families, volunteers, staff and visitors


Here's what you can expect from our training program:

You will get a comprehensive induction

You will learn about health and safety in the kitchen

You will have the opportunity to earn your food hygiene certificate

You will work with friendly and supportive kitchen staff and volunteers

Opportunities to complete relevant e-learning


Benefits of becoming a Kitchen Volunteer

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by providing them with nutritious and delicious meals

You can learn new skills and gain valuable experience in food preparation, service and safety

You can meet new people and join a community of compassionate and dedicated volunteers who share your passion for cooking and helping others

You can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to a meaningful cause

You can express your creativity and personality through your cooking and baking

You will receive feedback and appreciation from hospice staff and guests


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and an Enhanced DBS check is required for this role. Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

 

Fill in an application

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