Do I need a particular skill set to volunteer at Wakefield Hospice?
It's dependent upon what role you wish to undertake. For many of our roles, having a can-do-attitude and a willingness to learn is often the key starting point, however for other roles there may be a requirement for a basic level of knowledge around the vacancy for applicants.
Each role description will highlight the vacancy in greater detail to give you a better idea of requirements, but as stated, a positive attitude is certainly a must for all roles.
Is there a minimum amount of time I need to give to volunteer?
Absolutely not! Some of our volunteers (such as office support or shop volunteers) love knowing they will be completing their roles on the same day. same time, every week; whilst other volunteers (such as event volunteers) may dip in and out on an ad-hoc 'when needed' basis.
My employer allows all employees time to volunteer each year, can we use this time to volunteer at Wakefield Hospice?
Absolutely! From volunteering in the hospice gardens to helping out at our Donation Wareouse, team work really does make the dream work when it comes to corporate volunteering! For more information visit our Corporate Volunteering page.
Do you offer expenses?
Dependent on the role being undertaken, expenses may be available but should be highlighted in the role description. If you are still unsure, contact Sophie Baker, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01924 331400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I register to be a volunteer?
If you've seen a role you want to apply for (via our "Current Volunteer Vacancies" page), simply fill out the application form and return as stated. Any further enquiries can be sent to Sophie Baker, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01924 331400 or email email@example.com
Am I legally entitled to volunteer in the UK?
If you are a UK citizen you are entitled to volunteer at Wakefield Hospice (if you are not a UK citizien, please contact the UK Borders and Immigration Agency to find out if your visa allows you to volunteer).
What age do I need to be to volunteer?
To volunteer in one of our Wakefield Hospice shops you must be at least 14 years old, with a completed parental consent form.
For volunteering at the hospice or bespoke events age ranges can vary depedent upon tasks and who you are volunteering with. If you are unsure please feel free to contact Sophie Baker, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01924 331400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd like to volunteer in a role which isn't listed on your website.
Some of our volunteer roles are seasonal (such as events for example) and others may come available from time to time depedent upon workload and demand. We'd love you to still get in touch if you are keen to volunteer but don't see a vacancy you are currently interested in, contact Sophie Baker, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01924 331400 or email email@example.com