ID: 91099

Activity/Social Host for Patients and Families

Health Long Term Auckland

About this opportunity

Activity/Social Host for Patients and Families
Volunteers are the fabric of our organisation. Supporting our organisation in so many ways, enabling Hospice West Auckland to do what we do best - providing specialist palliative care services for patients and families/whanau across the Waitakere region.
One of our many key areas of service is providing clinical care and support, along with respite, family care and counselling in our purpose built facility at Hospice House in Te Atatu Peninsula.
We are currently running innovative new day service programs, and on those particular days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) we require empathetic volunteers to ‘muck-in’ take initiative to lead and encourage patients and/or carers or family to do puzzles, craft, games. We would love for you to bring your ‘special talents’ so you can share your wonderful skills.
For example: we have a volunteer who makes beautiful greeting cards and will come in once a week or fortnight for a card making session. Another volunteer makes teddy bears with loved ones shirts. Creative or mindfulness type of activities work best in our environment.
We are seeking, bubbly, outgoing people who have the ability to talk to anyone, about anything, whilst being empathetic to the sometimes emotional environment you can experience at Hospice. Awareness and compassion are attributes we look for, along with positivity and flexibility.
It’s also a role where you can simply sit and chat to patients, making tea/coffee and making them just feel comfortable in our space.
Commitment Required: We expect a minimum requirement of once a week, or once a fortnight for approx 2-3 hours.
If successful, applicants will be required to attend a ‘Welcome to Hospice’ orientation workshop and then a further one hour Patient and Family training session. You will also be required to complete a Ministry of Justice application to meet our legal obligations.

Additional requirements

Craft skills Complimentary Therapies

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

4 hours

Good for
  • Families
Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • NZ Police Vetting