Community Link Volunteer
Our Fundraising Team is looking to strengthen its community links and would love to hear from you if you’re looking for a flexible and impactful role within your local area. The aim of the Community Link Volunteer role is to promote the work of St. Oswald’s Hospice across the region, proactively creating connections between new supporters and fundraising activities.
When / Where: • Flexible / ongoing arrangement • This work will be predominantly be based in the local community, however there will be an element of volunteering from home
Main Tasks: • Promoting the work of St Oswald’s Hospice within your community • Developing relationships with our existing supporters (and saying Thank You) connecting with individual / group motivations • Identify local opportunities such as community events, business partnerships – (Green Token Scheme etc), distributing collection cans, promotional materials etc. • Promoting our Lottery and Regular Give campaigns wherever possible • Staying connected with our Fundraising Team (face to face / email / telephone / Microsoft Teams)
To find out further information or apply please visit the following link
About St Oswalds
St Oswald's provides specialist care for local adults, young people and children.
We are situated in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and our purpose-built facilities offer a range of flexible services to North East families.
Within our adult service, we offer a day hospice, lymphoedema service, an inpatient unit, complementary therapy service, consultant outpatient clinic and an outreach service.
Adults with life limiting conditions are referred to us for pain and symptom management and end of life care. We care for patients with Cancer, as well as those with end stage neurological, cardiac and respiratory conditions.
Within our Children's Service, we offer specialist short breaks to children with life limiting conditions and their families. Children from 0 - 18 can benefit from our care at St Oswald's. Within the last few months, we've also begun developing a pilot service for young adults, aged 18-25, to enable us to continue to support children in our care who are reaching adulthood and perhaps those who have already left the service
Our multi-disciplinary team at St Oswald's includes doctors, nurses, physios, occupational therapists, social workers, chaplain support and complementary therapists.
We are a registered charity. Our annual running costs amount to £8.5 million of which £6.5 million must be raised through voluntary giving.
We make no charge for any of our services, ensuring hospice care is available to everyone.
To provide 24-hour care, 7 days a week Inpatient services supported by a team of skilled and appropriately trained staff and volunteers.
To provide holistic, multi-disciplinary care which meets physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
To provide end of life care for patients and to offer immediate bereavement support to relatives and carers.
To enable the safe discharge of patients to their own homes, once their inpatient stay is completed or safe transition to another health care provider.
What skills do I need?
Skills and Experience: • Good communication skills • Confident IT user • Good informal networking skills
Personal Qualities: • An interest in the work of St. Oswald’s Hospice with a willingness to learn more • Reliability • Friendly and confident • Ability to engage in sensitive conversations with supporters with a personal connection to us (training provided) • Ability to model our values and standards of behaviour as outlined at https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/who-we-are/our-vision-mission/our-valuesstandards-of-behaviour/
- Age restrictions
Age 16 and over
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 17/05/2021
End Date: 30/05/2022
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