- Volunteers are vital to the Hospices and support our services in a variety of ways. We want to match all our volunteers in the best role to suit their availability and skills, equally important is for us to make sure all our vacancies are kept filled. Please tell us as much about yourself on this form as you can. You will then be invited to come and meet us to talk about what is available in more detail.
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All volunteers must be aged 16 and over
- We would love to keep you informed about our work. We never sell or swap your details with Third Parties. Information provided will be recorded on the Woking & Sam Beare Database in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
- You MUST provide references from TWO people, over 18 (not relatives) who have known you for at least two years.
- DBS Disclosure & Barring Service
All applicants wishing to volunteer inside the hospices or in our Children's’ Services will be required to have a DBS check. Volunteers already registered without a DBS check wishing to change or increase their volunteering with access to children or patients will be required to have a DBS check.
NB: DBS checks are not required for Retail or Warehouse Volunteers
The Gift of Time
The level of commitment varies with each role. Your Gift of Time is very valuable and we try to find the best match to your skills and the time you are able to offer. This will be discussed at you interview. Please indicate with a tick the role/s you are interested in.
- If you are applying for Day Care Driver the following documents must be provided at interview:
- Driving Licence
- MOT Certificate
- Insurance Document
- If you are applying for Complementary Therapy the following documents must be provided at interview:
- Current Therapy Certification
- Current Indemnity Insurance Certification
- If you are applying for Counsellingyou must have:
- Certificate of Competence
- Be studying to Foundation Degree Level
- If you are applying for Warehouse Driver the following certificates must be provided at intervie
- Driving Licence (paper or card and paper)
- Data Protection, Visas, Confidentiality and Declaration
In accordance with the data protection act 1998 and associated Codes of Practice, the information on this form will be used in the recruitment and selection of volunteers and may be shared with Department Managers. It will form the basis of the confidential volunteer record held on our database.
If you are from the European Union, you are able to volunteer in the UK. For applicants outside of the EU, you will need to check your visa allows you to volunteer. We advise you to contact the UK Borders and Immigration Agency for more information. Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are unable to sponsor volunteer visas.
During your time with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices you may have access to confidential information. As a volunteer you are expected to respect the confidences of patients, visitors, staff and other volunteers.
- You must not disclose any details of patients you meet - even their names
- You must not look at patients notes (unless under staff supervision as part of your role)
- You must not disclose any business or financial information about Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
- You must refer any third party enquiries, including press directly to the Volunteer Services Manager
- Declaration & Agreement of Volunteer Applicant
I confirm that the information contained in my application is correct. I understand that any false information or deliberate omission may render my application and/or volunteer placement void.
I consent to the organisation using and keeping information I have provided on this application or elsewhere as part of the recruitment process and/or personal information supplied by third parties such as referees, relating to my application.
I fully understand the information regarding confidentiality and accept that by signing this application form I agree to strictly adhere to the organisations confidentiality policy.
Our Volunteers contribute immeasurably in a variety of roles supporting Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ ability to provide our very special care and support for people living in the Boroughs of Woking, Surrey Heath, North Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne and West Elmbridge.
- We need to raise £8.8 million every year and £24,137 every day, to run the hospices
- Every year the two Hospices give caring support to around 5,500 people affected by a life limiting illness
- Our nurses care for 430 inpatients and make 1800 home visits every year
- Our volunteers make a vital contribution which equates to an extra cost of £1.75million we would need to raise if we had to pay for their time and skills