Get Involved Volunteer with us Current Volunteer Opportunities Wag This Way Volunteer We’re looking for volunteers and marshals to sup-paw-t our City Hospice Wag This Way sponsored 5K dog walk! The event takes place in Bute Park on Sunday 24th March and volunteers will need to be available between the hours of 10am and 2pm (approx.). We've got loads of roles from marshaling to registering participants- so whether you love dogs or not, we've got a role you're sure to enjoy. If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. Event Assistant Could you help us plan and marketing our fantastic fundraising events? City Hospice organises a busy calendar of events each year, including small and large scale events, which helps fund our nursing care and promote our name within the community. As an Event Assistant, you will help make sure our events run smoothly and that participants are informed and have the best experience. This is a great volunteering opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a career in events or charity fundraising as you'll get to be part of the whole process - from event inception to delivery. You can find out more about being an Event Assistant with us by reading the role description. If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. Green Fingered Gardeners Could you support our amazing City Hospice volunteers in our award-winning garden? Each Thursday morning our gardeners meet at our hospice centre in Whitchurch to tend to the beautiful gardens surrounding the hospice site. They're a social group that meets for homemade cake and coffee after each week's gardening. We're looking for new members to join the group, especially those that have experience of using power tools - although this isn't necessary. If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. eBay Extraordinaires Do you have an eye for a winner? Are you marketplace mad? We're looking for volunteers to support our Retail Operations Manager for a few hours each week with researching, listing, and packaging items for sale on our eBay store. Rare, unique, or collectible items donated to our seven charity shops across Cardiff are sent to our hospice centre in Whitchurch to be listed on eBay to maximise their selling potential. These pre-loved items are sold for the best price we can get to support our patients and families. We're looking for volunteers who could come to our office for half a day a week to research the potential value of these items, photograph the item, and write the listing for our eBay store. As the items sell, you'll need to package them for postage, too. Although it would be great if you have experience using eBay, we'll show you how if you don't! If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. Entertainers Do you have a special talent or could you give an interesting and engaging talk? We're looking for people who want to make a difference to our day groups by providing entertainment to our groups on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. In the past, we've had musical performances, talks from beekeepers, and creepy crawlies. If you think you've got something that could be of interest, please contact [email protected]. Volunteer Photographers Are you a keen photographer? Or are you currently studying Photography and need some experience? We're on the lookout for volunteers to help us get some snappy shots at some of our up and coming events! Throughout the year, we hold lots of great fundraising events, from our annual ball to our Cardiff Raft Race to runners taking part in the Cardiff 10k and Half Marathon for us. We would really like a volunteer to come along and take some photographs that we can share with the world. We'd then look to share these across our social media channels (referencing the photographer of course!) and on our website/on marketing materials. For more information, take a look at our role description. If you fancy giving this a go, get in touch with our Volunteer Officer, Alex Fagan, on 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. Collections Volunteer Could you spare a few hours to support Cardiff's local hospice with a bucket collection? We've got a number of collections planned over the year in some exciting venues and are looking for volunteers to help support these, often on evenings and weekends. If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest. Treasure Transporter Could you spare half a day a week to transport our treasures around Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry? We’re looking for volunteers with a full driving licence (category B) to drive our van between City Hospice sites. As part of this role, you will be a vital link in the rotation of stock between our shops and hospice centre in Whitchurch. We have seven charity shops in South East Wales – Barry, Cathays, Ely, Llanishen, Splott, Penarth and Whitchurch. We also test electrical items in our hospice centre in Whitchurch. Our shops raised over £240,000 in the last financial year, which goes towards supporting life-limiting patients in Cardiff. Whilst experience driving a large van and of deliveries/logistics is advantageous, full training will be given by a member of our team. You will be covered by our insurance policy whilst driving the van and reasonable expenses will be covered for you to travel to and from our hospice site. For more information, please see our role description. Think you’ve got what it takes? If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest. Volunteer Receptionist We're looking for Volunteer Receptionists to cover sickness, and holidays on our hospice reception desk. The role involves meeting and greeting a wide variety of visitors to the hospice as well as directing incoming phone calls. It is a busy position and can involve dealing with distressed patients and/or family members, but is great if you're a people person and like meeting new people. Full training will be given to all volunteers. The role is subject to satisfactory references. If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest. Collection Box Coordinator Collection Box Coordinators drop off and collect our charity collection boxes across Cardiff. Volunteers can also help source new venues to hold boxes. This role is fully flexible, working whatever hours and time commitment you can give. If you are a sociable person with good networking skills and an outgoing personality then this is the volunteer role for you. You must be aged 18 or over and have your own transport. Local knowledge of the Cardiff area would be an advantage. For more information, take a look at our role description. If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest. Shop Volunteers Could you support one of our seven charity shops in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan? Our shop volunteers work tirelessly six days a week to raise money for our clinical service but are always in need of support. Last year, our shops raised over £250,000 - a staggering amount to fund our services for patient and families! We're looking to grow this figure in 2018 and need your support to do it. Volunteers take part in a range of tasks such as sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing and providing excellent customer service in the community. By volunteering in our shops, you'll become part of a friendly team. You'll also be giving something back to your community. We're currently looking for volunteers in the following locations: Clifton Street, Adamsdown Holton Road, Barry Crwys Road, Cathays Station Road, Llanishen Stanwell Road, Penarth Merthyr Road, Whitchurch If you're interested and over 18, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest. Patient Drivers Our patient numbers continue to rise and we urgently need more volunteer drivers to help bring in patients who otherwise may not be able to access some of our free services such as our day groups, counselling, and clinics. For some patients it may be the only time that week they've left their house, helping prevent isolation. The patient undertake various activities including creative therapies, which may help some patients deal with the emotional effects of their illness, it can also provide respite for carers and families whilst their loved one is in the group.Our main groups are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons - 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Drivers use their own cars and must be at least 21 years old. Agreed mileage is paid at a rate of 45 pence per mile. If you're interested and over 21, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected] to register your interest.