Sobell House Hospice needs volunteers

Sobell House is a hospice which provides expert care and support to those suffering with an advanced, progressive disease for whom prognosis is limited. It works with patients, their families and close friends to enable the patient to minimize the effects of their disease, maximise their quality of life, and where possible, to prepare for their death. Sobell House commits to listen and work in partnership with each patient so that their unique situation and individual preferences can be understood.

Sobell House is looking to recruit new volunteers for roles across the hospice. It provides a structured induction programme, including communication skills training alongside the shadowing of experienced volunteers, and ask that each volunteer commit for at least 12 months. There are many volunteering roles across Sobell which are undertaken by individuals who can offer varying skills, experience or time. Could you be a volunteer driver, ensuring that patients can access the hospice services and relieve the pressure of organising transport? Mileage incurred throughout this role is financially reimbursed. Are you green-fingered and wiling to keep the gardens vibrant and welcoming? Are you able to listen sensitively to patients and families, or organise activities for the Day Services? Travel expenses are available. Support your local hospice, develop new skills, join its friendly team.

To express your interest please call Rebecca Norris on 01865 225868 or email rebecca.norris@ouh.nhs.uk. You can find out more about Sobell House on its website: www.sobell-house.org.uk