The success of the work of Tynedale Hospice at Home is entirely dependant on the support of volunteers who are an integral part of our team. Volunteers help us in a number of different ways and we hope that, if you are interested in volunteering, you can find something to suit you. Remember, anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give. Even if you only have a few hours a week to spare, we’ll have something to suit you.
Our ongoing need to raise funds means that we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become part of a fundraising team to develop and manage current and new and creative ways to raise funds.
The hospital transport service that we provide through volunteer drivers gives patients peace of mind at what is often a difficult time. If you would be interested in becoming a volunteer driver you would need to have a fully licensed and insured 4 door car. Due to the nature of the role all drivers are required to have enhanced CRB check. Travel expenses are reimbursed by Tynedale Hospice at Home.
Shop and bookshop volunteers are a vital part of the successful running of our shops – an important income stream. Volunteers work in teams helping to sort and display donated goods and serving customers. The shop is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.
As well as regular volunteers, we welcome those who are not able to make a regular commitment but would like to join our list of occasional volunteers. We run our own events as well as helping out people who are holding events for us and it’s very helpful for us to have a pool of people to call on from time to time.
Tynedale Hospice at Home offers a Bereavement Support Service for which we recruit volunteers from time to time. If you would be interested in being considered for this you would initially be invited for an interview which would be followed by specialist training and required an enhanced DBS check because of the nature of the work.
Volunteers have become a valuable support in the office freeing staff up to undertake the more specialised items. Office administration and computer skills are a vital for this role.
For further information on volunteering, in the first instance please call 01434 600 388.