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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers assist staff in a series of roles including:

  • Reception duties – Volunteers Greet visitors, answer phones, take messages & organise post.
  • In-patient unit (Wards) over 18 only – helping to serve refreshments and chatting to patients and assisting the nursing team.
  • Day Hospice- This involves befriending patients, helping with lunches and assisting the nursing team with general day – to day duties of the unit.
  • Drivers – Provide transport and support for patients going to and from the Hospice or hospital appointments. Also drivers for postal, hospital and pharmacy runs.
  • Therapists- qualified reflexologists, beauticians, and alternative therapists. Our patients benefit so much from these treatments.
  • Lottery – Once a month selling lotto tickets at various venues.
  • Shops- We have shops in Banbridge, Newry & Rathfriland – Shop volunteers will always find plenty to do. Working as part of a team you will be involved in customer service, sales and till duties.  
  • Hospice Café – Our café is 100% reliant on volunteers and provides a time out for families and friends. Volunteers serve food and refreshments.  
  • Fundraising – This is one of the roles were you can help as little or a much as you like. Some of the ways you can help are:
    - Assisting with events e.g. marshalling at sporting events, assisting with registrations
    - Truck runs, tractor runs, and Threshing days\
    - Street collections / raffle tickets\
    - Fashion shows
    - Music events / Dances

For further information contact the Voluntary Service Department via telephone on (028) 3026 7711 or email at vs@southernareahospiceservices.org