Get Involved Volunteer with us Current Volunteer Opportunities 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]. 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 16, please email [email protected] to register your interested. 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. The role is subject to satisfactory references. Think you’ve got what it takes? Volunteer Receptionist We're looking for Volunteer Receptionists to cover Fridays, 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. Collection Box Agent Collection Box Agents 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. 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 - Especially on a Saturday Patient Driver 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.