Volunteering

Students

Duke of Edinburgh

We offer places for students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards.  We can support pupils aged 14 and above in 10 of our retail outfits.  Please contact the Shop Manager directly, to see if they have any spaces for Duke of Edinburgh students.

Student Volunteers Week

We understand that volunteering and studying go hand in hand for some people, as they learn so much from both.  Student Volunteers Week runs in February each year and provides an opportunity for the Hospice to acknowledge the various roles our students support – the Inpatient Unit, Retail and many more.  This week also allows us to share the importance of studying to enhance skills and do more within the community.

Have You Got What It Takes

Students wanting to go into medicine or other roles in a healthcare field are welcomed to apply to join the Inpatient Unit team to help gain experience in this field, and discover whether palliative care is the right avenue for them.  Volunteers must have finished their GCSE year and be 16 years or over to apply.

Students in years 11, 12 & 13 are also invited to attend our Education programme called, ‘Have You Got What It Takes', which runs annually, and helps students to understand what it is like to work in a palliative care environment.  Find our more via our Education Team: education@stfrancis.org.uk

School Research

For three years, a local school has helped by researching key information for us and sharing information with Hospice staff to help improve services and productivity. 

If you have a group of friends who would like to get involved and spend a few hours each week, for up to six months, helping the Hospice, get in touch with our Voluntary Service team.

Work Experience

A limited number of work experience opportunities is now available for students within our catchment area in year 12.  Students will be placed in a specific role, in order to enhance their studies, or they will be given an opportunity to work with various teams, gaining an overview of the work of the Hospice.

To apply for our work experience programme, please contact our Voluntary Services Coordinator: 01442 869550 / volunteering@stfrancis.org.uk.

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