Podiatry Care Volunteer

We are looking for a Podiatry Care Volunteer to assist our clinical staff in providing podiatry care to our patients. This brand new volunteer role based on our Adult Inpatient Unit would suit a qualified podiatrist or chiropodist looking to support our Hospice by enhancing our patients’ quality of life and mobility. The days and times for this role are flexible (Weekly/Fortnightly). The main tasks for this volunteer role are responding to individual podiatry needs of patients (all relevant information provided by nursing team); and carrying out care/ treatment as required. For further information/to apply for the role please visit our website at https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/current-volunteering-opportunities/.

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 / Skills / Experience required: • Volunteers must be a qualified podiatrist or chiropodist • Reliable and flexible • Compassionate / Empathetic / Approachable • Good communication and teamwork skills.

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St Oswalds

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Health and Social Care


  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
  • DBS check required
  • 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: 25/04/2022

End Date: 28/04/2023

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Availability Details

The start and end date for this placement are approximate only. They are flexible depending on the volunteer\'s availability.


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Newcastle upon Tyne,