Volunteers make a vital contribution to Lindsey Lodge Hospice, giving their time and skills to support the care provided for patients, families and loved ones. Volunteers are involved throughout the organisation and Lindsey Lodge Hospice could not work as it does without volunteer help.
The Council of Management, which oversees the running of Lindsey Lodge Hospice, comprises volunteers who give their time and experience to help ensure the charity is well run.
Some 30 roles are undertaken by over 500 voluntary staff and helpers. Without this commitment it would be very difficult to provide the range of care and services offered at Lindsey Lodge.
If you would like to know more about volunteering Lindsey Lodge Hospice, or in any other way, please contact Sue Houghton our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01724 270835 or email: Sue Houghton.
At present we particularly need help in the following areas:
Making sure that our patients look and feel their best. One morning a week at the Hospice Hair Salon.
Helping patients with various activities, chatting, reading and listening. One morning or afternoon a week in the Hospice Daycare Lounge.
Bereavement & Family Support
An opportunity for qualified counsellors to get more involved with this aspect of hospice support. A few hours a week at the Hospice to fit with people’s needs.
Helping on the Hospice shop floor, in the backroom or both. One half or full day a week at your nearest shop.
Volunteers help the nursing staff by providing refreshments for patients and families or sitting with patients. A team of drivers ensure safe arrival of patients and tranpsort home for those who need it. All our receptionists are volunteers and some of our administration and financial work is carried out by voluntary staff.
Volunteers are also involved with fundraising activities such as organising activities as part of our supporter groups, arranging their own fundraising, helping in our charity shops and in the snack bar at the Magistrate's Court in Scunthorpe.
If you would like to know more about volunteering with Lindsey Lodge you can contact us in any of the following ways:
For enquiries about becoming a volunteer in the Hospice contact the volunteer co-ordinator on 01724 270835 or email: Sue Houghton, Volunteer Co-ordinator.
We currently need volunteers for the following activities:
At Lindsey Lodge Hospice
* Helping in the hospice garden
* Making drinks and chatting to patients in our Daycare Unit
* Providing complementary therapies for patients
Elsewhere * Serving in one of our hospice shops
* Helping in the backroom of our hospice shops by sorting and preparing donated stock for re-sale
* Helping in our small warehouse in Scunthorpe where we sort, store and distribute donated goods to our shops for sale
* Rustling up tasty nibbles at our snack bar in Scunthorpe Magistrates Court (if you hold a current food hygiene certificate or are willing to be trained).
To be considered for volunteer opportunities in our shops, snack bar or warehouse please download, complete and send in the form below. We will then contact you to discuss things in a little more detail.
Retail Volunteer Form