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Charity Shop Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice provides free care for over 3000 people and their families every year living with a long term illness in London. We aim to meet the medical, physical, social and emotional needs of our patients across a range of services. It costs around £5million to run all these services each year.

We are seeking volunteers to work in one of our charity shops, with a passion to work hard and raise the funds needed to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

In-Patient Unit Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice In-Patient unit relies on volunteers 7 days per week. They support the delivery of services on the unit and allow for trained staff to focus on and deliver care to the highest standard possible.

The key duties of In-Patient unit volunteers include:

* Help patients to order lunch and dinner throughout their stay

* Serve meals to patients’ rooms

* Check Coffee Bar ensuring surfaces and sink are clean, cups are washed and there is a supply of coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits.

Shop Volunteer (St John's Wood)

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St John’s Hospice has a successful shop on St John’s Wood High Street which raises thousands of pounds every month for the Hospice. The shop sells second hand clothes, shoes, books, DVD?s, jewellery and bric-a-brac. We need YOU to make it a success!

We are looking for bright enthusiastic volunteers who can bring a smile and warmth to customers shopping in our Charity Shop. Experience in retail is beneficial but not essential.

The shop is entirely run by volunteers from 10am - 6pm 7 days a week. Key duties of volunteers include:

Shop Volunteer (Finchley)

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There’s a great new opportunity for you to join our team at our Hospice Shop on Finchley Road!

We rely solely on volunteers to run our charity shops and they are vital to ensure supporters are cared for when donating items, customers receive excellent service and we generate maximum revenue for the Hospice. Each year we aim to fundraise £1.8million a year from voluntary donations alone, so with your help, we will be able to achieve this.

Our Shop volunteers will have varied responsibilities, including:

• Sorting and pricing donations

Day Centre Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice Day Centre requires volunteers to support the structure and organisation of the centre, to ensure every patient has a rewarding and positive experience.

Volunteers are involved with the running of the centre on Mondays and Thursdays (HIV care programme) and Tuesdays and Fridays (cancer, MS, MND, Heart Failure, Parkinson’s and COPD care programme) and the centre is open to clients from 09.00 until 16.30.

Volunteers work either from 09.30-12.30 or from 12.00-15.00, thereby providing maximum cover for lunch.

Fundraising Administration Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice provides free care for over 3000 people and their families every year living with a long term illness in London. We aim to meet the medical, physical, social and emotional needs of our patients across a range of services. It costs around £5million to run all these services each year.

We are seeking volunteers to work alongside and support our Community Fundraising Team, with a passion to work hard and raise the funds needed to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Paint the Park Pink 5km Sponsored Walk

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Back for its’ sixth year, Paint the Park Pink will be taking place! Hundreds of people will attend on the day for a walk through Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill before returning to the Hospice for a BBQ.

Reception Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice In-Patient unit requires the support of volunteers to manage its reception desk. Reception volunteers are the first point of contact for all patients, family members and visitors to the Hospice and must be able to communicate in a professional yet caring manner over the telephone and face to face.

The welcome, consideration, respect and guidance the receptionist offers can help ease the anxiety and worry people can feel when coming into the hospice, especially for the first time.