We encourage anyone to make a volunteer application for Glasgow’s Hospice.
We are looking for a wide range of people with many skills and talents to complement the work we do here.
In particular we like to work alongside people who, like us, have a real desire to help the hospice, and who will contribute to making the patient and family experience the best it can be.
When you meet with our staff they will talk you through the different options for volunteering, which will allow us to find the role that is right for you and for the hospice.
All potential volunteers are invited to meet with our staff who will be able to provide full information about what options are available to you.
Some of our volunteer roles require a uniform and in such cases a unifom is provided for you.
Absolutely, the hospice has roles available in the evenings and at weekends, please contact us and we can talk through your options.
The hospice has roles for volunteers from the age of 16 and above.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 you can volunteer in the hospice shops or assist with fundraising activities.
There is no upper age limit for volunteering.
When you submit an application for volunteering you will be asked in for an interview.
Then the hospice processes selection checks, there are different checks depending on the role you will be carrying out.
Selection checks can include two reference checks, a disclosure Scotland check and an occupational health check.
The length of time, from initial enquiry, to starting your volunteering, can vary depending on how quickly we receive responses to our checks, but we aim to have volunteers in place between one and two months after your initial enquiry.
Within the hospice, if you ask our volunteer services staff, they will give you a tour of the working area that you will be allocated to, and here you will meet some of the staff and other volunteers.
This will give you a good idea if volunteering at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is for you.
If this would help you to decide, please let us know and we can arrange this.
You, together with our volunteer services staff, will talk through the opportunities best suited to you.
We will ask you what you would like to gain from volunteering so we can get you involved in a role which will meet these needs.
Absolutely, many of our volunteers help out in different areas.
All volunteers have a team leader.
Your team leader is your day to day contact with the hospice.
As well as this our volunteer services team work alongside your team leader to ensure that each volunteer enjoys their experience with the hospice.
We value you and want to make sure that you feel valued.
Yes, we reimburse out of pocket expenses for volunteers.
No it shouldn’t, but please speak to your contact at the job centre about this to make sure.
Yes, please come and speak to us to find out what role would suit you best.
The hospice processes disclosure Scotland checks for all roles within the hospice. You will be asked if you have a criminal record as part of our application process. Please be honest with us, as it does not automatically disqualify you from volunteering, but it is important that we discuss this in full to assess your suitability to volunteering with us.
The hospice has its own catering which is available to staff and volunteers. The food is subsidised and we have a variety of healthy options. You can also bring your own food in with you.
Normally volunteer shifts are between two and three hours once a week, once a fortnight or once a month. But come in and have a discussion with us about your time limits and we will see how best we can make use of your skills and time.
No, however we hope that volunteers will enjoy their time with us so much that they will stay for a while. Our longest volunteer so far has over thirty five years of continual volunteering service with us!
We provide training tailored to the role which you will be carrying out. We also provide training around induction, and health and safety, for all volunteers.
Volunteering is a good way to develop your skills and experience. All hospice jobs are advertised widely and anyone is able to apply for these.
No, we offer informal training around the role which you will be carrying out for the hospice.