Myton Hospices provide compassionate end of life care, focusing on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option and have hospices based in Coventry, Warwick and Rugby. Their work centres on enhancing life, empowering patients to achieve their goals and involving them in decisions about their current and future care. By focussing on their wellbeing and seeing them and not the illness they aim to help them re-engage with their lives and give them more quality time with their families and loved ones.
There are many volunteer opportunities available. They range from one off events to regular attendances either as part of teams or individually.
Examples would include Day Hospice Volunteers, Inpatient Unit Volunteers, Coffee shop attendants and receptionist volunteers to name but a few.
Specific volunteer opportunities can be provided with supporting information for each role.
How to get involved?
Reasonable travel expenses are covered within the Coventry and Warwick geographical area.
This is an external organisation, Warwick Volunteers are not involved in the management of their activities.
The opportunities/events take place across the Coventry and Warwick area.
Volunteering opportunities can be arranged around student’s availability. Students are encouraged to commit to regular slots if possible as this allows effective and efficient use of volunteer resources for example if volunteering for the In Patient Unit volunteer role. For one off events time commitment can range from three to five hours per event dependent on requirements.
Training and support
All volunteer roles are supported with an induction/briefing. Myton Hospices aims to ensure that all new volunteers feel welcome and valued.
For regular volunteering initial training will be provided, together with ongoing training, to ensure that volunteers can work effectively.
For one off events volunteers are briefed as to their role and any specific training is provided by a stff member.
Throughout the volunteer journey volunteers are supported by members of the organisation for example Inpatient Unit volunteers would be supported by the Inpatient Unit manager.
Why get involved?
This is an external opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.