Lymphoedema Volunteer

Aims: To provide practical, personal and emotional support to Lymphoedema patients


Main Tasks:

• Preparing and maintaining resources, equipment and clinic / treatment rooms
• Supporting delivery of Lymphoedema treatment (including application / removal of bandages / compression garments, washing limbs and application of skin care, recording patient height, weight and limb measurements)
• Providing basic administrative support
• Ensuring that infection control principles are demonstrated at all times including use of PPE.

Please apply through our website:

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?


Personal Qualities:
Identifies with and demonstrates St Oswald’s values.
• Excellent interpersonal skills – sensitivity, openness, warm and friendly manner and able to develop rapport with a diverse range of patients and colleagues
• High level of communication skills
• Confident IT user
• Ability to work within relevant organisational frameworks and codes of conduct (info will be provided)
• Well organised, motivated and enthusiastic

Posted for
St Oswalds

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care


  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting Charities


  • Age restrictions
    16 plus
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
    where relevant
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    • Health & Safety Online Training [clinical] • St Oswald’s Hospice Induction • Additional training specific to role [e.g. ‘Duty of Candour’, Falls Prevention Training] • Data Security • Safeguarding Adults Level 1, Safeguarding Children Level 1 • Infection Control Level 2
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/03/2021

End Date: 03/04/2021

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Availability Details

Available slots: 8am-12pm or 1pm-4/4.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 8am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers will be asked to come in slight earlier to complete their Covid-19 swab and get changed. Punctuality is essential to ensure the smooth running of the service.


Regent Avenue,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
north tyneside