Volunteering at your local Hospice charity brings a world of benefits for both you and Strathcarron.

Your skills, passion and all the things that make you, YOU will be welcomed and valued.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with vital roles in the Hospice and in the work we do in the local community - roles urgently needing filled include:

Complementary therapies team

· Hand massages for attendees of the Snowdrop Café in Tillicoultry last Monday of the month 1-3pm. No qualification needed and full training will be provided.

· Qualified Jessica GELaration gel nails technician within the Hospice a couple of days per month within the Inpatient Unit. Experience beneficial but training can be provided if required.

Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours

Befriender volunteers to visit and support a person in their local community. Duties could include:

· Visiting the same person at home at an agreed time weekly or fortnightly

· Offering friendship and conversation

· Provide a listening ear about poor health and/or planning ahead for poorer health or for death where appropriate

· Fun activities - for example chatting about common interests, playing dominos, skill sharing such as crafting etc.

Compassionate Neighbours training will be provided with optional training including goal setting, talking mats, SAGE & THYME (communication aid) training. Cuppa and Catch Up sessions for volunteers are hosted quarterly, and one to one support from staff is available when required.

We have people waiting in Falkirk, Stirling, Clacks and Cumbernauld/Kilsyth who would love someone to visit regularly.

Qualities we look for in our volunteers
  • confidentiality
  • confident communication skills
  • team player
  • emotionally mature
  • reliable and trustworthy.
Volunteer roles

There are a variety of volunteer roles (*) including but not limited to:

  • administration support
  • reception
  • kitchen
  • servery
  • helping in a Hospice shop
  • gardening
  • maintenance
  • arts/crafts
  • collecting and replacing collection tins from businesses supporting the Hospice
  • counselling
  • compassionate neighbour schemes in the local community
  • one-off events throughout the year:
    • Raffles
    • Light Up a Life
    • Snowdrop Appeal
    • Supermarket bag packing
    • Events Marshalls

If you would like to volunteer to help Strathcarron Hospice please complete an Application Form or contact our Volunteer Service Co-ordinator Eileen Ashford on Tel. No. 01324 826222 Ext 271 or e-mail [email protected].

Eileen will arrange for you to come up for a chat so that we can understand how best to use your skills and expertise and what roles would be best suited for you.

By volunteering with us you can make a real difference.

If you are interested in a role within the Hospice please click here

If you are interested in a role at one of our shops or our distribution centre please click here

* Certain roles within the Hospice are subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.  Prior to the meeting with the Volunteer Service Co-Ordinator, volunteers will be notified of the documents required where a role is subject to a PVG check.