Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Responsible to: Community fundraiser
Accountable to: Head of volunteering, learning and inclusion
Hours: Ad hoc – we would ask that you participate in around 4-6 activities a year.
We are the specialist end of life care provider in Swindon and north east Wiltshire, providing quality end of life care for our patients, and supporting their families and loved ones before and after the patient’s death. Our aim is to ensure that everyone affected by a life-limiting illness can access personalised care when and where they need it. Only a third of our running costs are funded from statutory sources; we fundraise for the rest in a number of different ways. Our ongoing success depends upon the wholehearted support of our local community, who contribute by fundraising, advocating and volunteering for us.
As a community volunteer, you will bring your enthusiasm, energy and belief in the work of the hospice to a wider audience by helping us to spread the word about what we do, run events and liaise with the local community. Your activities will help to build on the support we already receive from local people.
This role will suit someone who is not looking to volunteer on a regular basis, but would like to commit some time on an ad hoc basis a few times a year to support a very worthy local cause. You will join a small and growing army of volunteers supporting our fundraising, retail and promotional activities, also acting as an ambassador for the hospice within the community. Full training will be given before you start.
We are looking for all-rounders – volunteers with great people and practical skills who can help out across the entire range of activities we carry out. That said, we will try to match the activities we ask you to do with your specific strengths and interests where volunteer numbers allow. You will need the ability to enthuse members of our local community about the work we do, and you will also have the empathy needed to respond appropriately to those in need of hospice support, who you may encounter in the course of your activities.
You will receive a comprehensive induction before you start, so you understand how we work and the services we offer. In addition, full briefings will take place before you carry out an activity.
Volunteers will be reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred upon completion of the appropriate claim form.
Skills and experiences
This role is available to anyone over the age of 18
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web