We're looking for volunteers to support our reception team in the Hospice on a weekly basis. You need to be available 9.30am - 1pm and/or 1-4.30pm on a Thursday.

Volunteer role: Reception volunteer          

Volunteer supervisor: Receptionist

About Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice: 

Bluebell Wood offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, care in the community and end of life care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling, wellbeing and bereavement services.

You can find out more about how we help children and their families here.

About this role:

Would you like the chance to help greet visitors to the hospice? Do you have a confident telephone manner?

If that's a yes, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers to join our reception team at the hospice, acting as a first contact for all telephone and drop-in enquiries and carrying out some basic administration tasks.

Key tasks:

Volunteers will support with some or all of the following tasks:

  • Greet visitors to the hospice
  • Act as a first contact for all telephone and drop in enquiries. 
  • Communicate with members of the public, staff members, and other organisations.
  • Support other teams within the hospice by carrying out some basic administration skills eg making phone calls and sending letters.
  • Support with receipting donations brought into reception.
  • At all times, respect confidentiality, in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Act
  • Any other reasonable duties that maybe designated by the volunteer supervisor

What we are looking for:

  • Volunteers who have a confident telephone manner
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment
  • Friendliness
  • Good communication skills as you will be meeting with the general public and our families
  • A need to understand the sensitive and confidential work which is carried out at the hospice
  • Confidentiality and respect for families, staff, fellow volunteers and visitors

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The chance to be in a voluntary role which contributes significantly to providing support for our families.
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
  • General training will be provided by your supervisor but specific training courses will be provided from time to time and some of these will be mandatory
  • A free lunch for those volunteering over lunchtime
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free parking at the hospice

General:

All Bluebell Wood volunteers are asked to:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years old
  • Have a Disclosure & Barring check (DBS) generated by the hospice (Standard level DBS for this role)
  • Attend Induction Training
  • Adhere to all hospice policies and procedures
  • Abide by the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Respect confidentiality applying to all hospice areas
  • Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet whilst volunteering in this role
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Co-operate and liaise with your team

Additional information:

Please be aware that if you do not have your own transport, or live locally, the hospice is very difficult to get to by public transport. If in doubt, please check buses etc to see if it is feasible for you to volunteer here. We are over one mile from the nearest bus stop

Bluebell Wood is committed to safe volunteer recruitment practices. A Standard level DBS check will be sought for this role.

Download an application form