Volunteer at the hospice

At the hospice, we offer volunteering opportunities both where you are in direct contact with those using the service and behind-the-scenes.

Depending on the opportunity or activity, you may be based either in our hospice Head Office building in Finchley, North London Hospice Enfield – the home of our Outpatient and Wellbeing Services based in Winchmore Hill, or in the community supporting people in their own homes or helping them to get out and about.

Volunteering opportunities (People facing)

Reception volunteer

Location: Finchley and Winchmore Hill

Days of the week: Finchley: Monday – Friday, shift times: 8am – 11.30am; 11.30am – 2.30pm; 2.30pm – 6pm and Saturday / Sunday shift times: 10am – 2pm; 2pm – 6pm. Winchmore Hill: Shifts of around three hours, Monday to Friday, as needed.

Purpose of the role: To provide a warm, friendly, and professional welcome to all patients, families, and visitors to the buildings. Signposting to relevant departments and running the small coffee shop (Finchley).

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references, completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Inpatient Unit volunteer

Location: Finchley

Days of the week: Monday – Sunday (mealtimes are, breakfast: 08.15am to 10:30am; lunch: 11:30am – 2pm and supper 5pm to 7pm).

Purpose of the role: To support the nursing team and patients at mealtimes.

Requirements: Completion of online application form; an informal volunteering interview; two references and a disclosure and barring service check; completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Bereavement support volunteer

Location: Finchley, Winchmore Hill and home-based

Days of the week: Monday – Sunday

Purpose of the role: To be part of a team of volunteers offering emotional support to bereaved people. This is offered through telephone support, face-to-face, and through small groups and activities, such as the ‘walk and talk’ group and our grief cafe.

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references and an enhanced disclosure and barring service check, completion of core and service-specific induction and training, attendance at regular supervision sessions and on-going training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Therapy volunteer

Location: Finchley and Winchmore Hill

Days of the week: Monday to Friday, times to be arranged.

Purpose of the role: To provide support for our clinical and wellbeing services, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapies, and psychology.

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references, a disclosure and barring service check depending on role, qualification check for complementary therapy volunteers, membership of governing body, and continuous professional development; completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Drivers

Location: Winchmore Hill

Days of the week: Monday to Friday, times to be arranged.

Purpose of the role: To transport patients to and from appointments at one of our buildings as required and to transport items / equipment between the hospice buildings.

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references, a disclosure and barring service check, driving licence details, completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Volunteering opportunities (Behind the scenes)

Administration volunteer

Location: Finchley and Winchmore Hill

Days of the week: Monday to Friday, times to be arranged.

Purpose of the role: To provide administrative support to teams across the hospice as required, supporting the smooth running of the service.

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references, completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Gardening volunteers

Location: Finchley and Winchmore Hill

Days of the week: Monday to Friday, times to be arranged.

Purpose of the role: To ensure the hospice gardens are attractive and well-maintained throughout the year.

Requirements: Completion of online application form, an informal volunteering interview, two references, completion of core and service-specific induction and training. You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Register your interest

Not sure just yet? You can register your interest in volunteering at one of our shops by signing up for a no-obligation taster session. A taster session gives you the opportunity to try out the different tasks involved, see the environment, and learn a bit more about how our shops work before you decide whether you’d like to volunteer for us. Pop into your local shop to speak to the shop manager and arrange a session or email us at retail@northlondonhospice.co.uk to arrange.

Equal opportunities

North London Hospice is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity, and, we acknowledge that we currently have an underrepresentation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. North London Hospice job opportunities are open to all and we welcome welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

In order for us to comply with our legal obligations, all volunteers are expected to undertake mandatory training which is provided by the hospice.