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Group activity Volunteer

This role is based on a non-acute short-term rehabilitation ward for patients aged over 18 with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, supporting timely discharges from the acute hospitals and providing palliative care.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Setting up the room ready for an activity (this could be quizzes, Bingo, gardening, arts and crafts or a discussion group)
  • Bringing in necessary equipment
  • Being with patients as they are brought into the room - chatting with them, maybe engaging them in simple ice breaking
  • Starting an activity or game while you wait for others to arrive
  • Assisting the therapist who is leading the activity
  • Helping to put away equipment afterwards
  • Assisting with documentation for each patient who attended

Minimum commitment for this role is six months after training.

Skills

No formal qualifications are required.

  • You must be a people person
  • Flexible
  • Willing to use initiative
  • Good listener
  • Non-judgemental
  • Reliable and honest
Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Mid Sussex Voluntary Action website

Posted for

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Mid Sussex Voluntary Action

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Mid Sussex Voluntary Action website

Interests

  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People

Activities

  • Befriending/Buddying
  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • General Helping

Details

  • Disabled Access
  • Age restrictions
    Over 16 years of age
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Required to fill in an Occupational Health form
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

Location:

Kleinwort Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BE

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