Van Assistant

As our shops reopen and donations are flooding in, we’re now looking for volunteers to support our Drivers. You’ll be involved in house clearances, moving and handling of large household items and making collections and deliveries from our shops around the region. Based either at Kingston Park or our Benfield site, this role would suit someone looking to enhance their logistics or retail CV by getting stuck into a physically demanding volunteer role in a friendly team. You’ll be based at either our Kingston Park or Benfield site.

Please apply through our website: 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

· Identifies with St Oswald’s Hospice values and standards of behaviour https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/who-we-are/our-vision-mission/our-values-standards-of-behaviour.aspx

· Flexibility and adaptability

· Motivated and able to work as part of a team

Please note that this is a physical demanding role.

Posted for
St Oswalds

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry

Interests

  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Health and Social Care

Activities

  • Retail
  • Supporting Charities

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    Available on our website: https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/current-volunteering-opportunities/

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Days optional Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.