Cranford Hospice Community Volunteer - Emotional Support
Community volunteers are trained and then paired with a patient or carer from Cranford Hospice. Volunteers have weekly contact either in person or over the phone with the patient/carer. Volunteers are a listening ear for patients/carers. Someone they can talk to about anything in a safe and confidential space. Volunteers are supported by the Volunteer Coordinator and the wider Cranford Hospice Family Support Team. There is also regular check in's and monthly meetings where volunteers can debrief.
Full training is provided. Volunteers need to have an interest in people and their stories and an ability to actively listen and be non-judgemental. Volunteers need to be comfortable with people who have a life limiting condition. Confidentiality is essential.
Volunteers commit to approximately a 1 hour visit or phone call per week.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.