Volunteer

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TYNEDALE HOSPICE AT HOME

Can you be the difference in your community and become a volunteer for Tynedale Hospice? We have a wide variety of opportunities available.

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Volunteer

We are proud to have more than 200 volunteers who work alongside our paid staff and form an essential part of our Hospice, helping to provide support, deliver vital services and who give their time for free across all the whole Hospice.

In 2015 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which is the highest award given to volunteers in the UK. It recognises the incredible support that our volunteers give to the Hospice and without the commitment and dedication of those who give their time, we wouldn’t be able to offer the range of services that we do.

Be the Difference

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you have the spare time and skills that you want to put to good use?  Then why not volunteer for us!

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and make a difference in your local community.

We have a range of opportunities available and we provide on the job training, health and safety training and a staff member who will look after you.

If you’re interested in joining our team of volunteers, then an open mind and enthusiasm is all you need.

Opportunities

There are a range of ways that you can volunteer for the Hospice. Whether you have a few hours or you’re time rich, we would welcome any support you can offer. Volunteering can be a great way to learn new skills, share your knowledge and meet new people.

If you’re interested in any of the roles below, please call us on 01434 600 388 to request an application form and more details.

What does volunteering involve?

We ask that you:

  • Have an interest, commitment and enthusiasm to Tynedale Hospice at Home and all that we are trying to achieve.
  • You are able to be a positive ambassador for the Hospice. Many of our volunteer roles involve meeting and talking to members of the public.
  • You are happy to undertake any training that would be required for your role.

Retail Opportunities

Do you like discovering hidden treasure?

Have you got a flair for customer service or the creativity to put together amazing window displays?  Then working in one of our retail outlets could be perfect for you. Our three shops – two in Hexham and one in Ponteland – are thriving hubs of the local community.

Hospital Transport Service

Could you be a reassuring face in times of need?

Our volunteer drivers are lifeline for people who need to get to vital hospital appointments.  If you enjoy driving around the beautiful Northumberland countryside, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.  You need to own your own car and have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  All mileage expenses will be reimbursed.

Family Support Service

If you have a listening ear then volunteering in our Family Support Service provides a chance to put these skills to good use.

Our Bereavement Support Volunteers provide vital support to people experiencing bereavement. Training is provided.

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Office Support

If you’ve got good computers skills and a confident telephone manner then supporting us in our office could be an ideal choice.

We’ve a host of roles you can get involved with, from assisting with accounts and working on our reception, to liaising with our Hospital Transport Team.

Fundraising

Our fundraising volunteers get involved in all sorts of activities – from bag packs and charity collections to manning our fundraising stalls at local events.

Don’t Have Much Time?

You can still get involved.

We have opportunities for people who want to give their time on an occasional basis – from charity collections and bag packs to hosting one off events like a bake sale or coffee morning – there is something for everyone.

Our Shops

Tynedale Hospice has three shops, two in Hexham and one in Ponteland.

We have a bookshop at Battle Hill and across the road there is our clothes and general homeware shop. All of our goods are donated and you can often find a bargain or hidden treasure.

Donations from our shops help us to raise £200,000 a year and these funds are used for our nursing, hospital transport and bereavement services. Spending a penny or two at one of our shops really can change lives.

Register for one of our Loyalty Cards and make the most of your shopping

By signing up to our loyalty card scheme you can benefit from special offers, events and for every 9 purchases you make, the 9th item will be free.

You can sign up in one of our shops.

Hexham Shop

Address: 19-21 Battle Hill, Hexham NE46 1BA
Hours: 9:30am–4:00pm
Phone: 01434 609 922

Hexham Book Shop

Address: 1 Newmans way, Battle Hill, Hexham, NE46 1BB
Hours: 9:30am–4:00pm
Phone: 01434 608 029

Ponteland Shop

Address: 2 Merton Rd, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9PY

Hours: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Phone: 01661 822 556

Be the Difference

If you would like to become a Tynedale Hospice at Home volunteer or if you would like to find out more information about a particular role, please contact us:

Tel : 01434 600 388             Email :   info@tynedalehospice.com

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What others say about us…

“When I lost my son I thought that was the end. Your volunteers changed all that; we went through our loss together with the help from Tynedale Hospice at Home. The comfort they gave us was very helpful.”

“Tynedale Hospice at Home enriches the community and the lives of people who work and volunteer there.”

The volunteer drivers are such a friendly lot!

“As an occasional volunteer I don’t need to commit to set hours which is ideal for me so I can give support as and when I am able to.”