Phyllis Tuckwell is committed to involving members of our local community through providing opportunities for volunteering at the Hospice in Farnham, at the Beacon Centre in Guildford or in the wider community. Our volunteers enable us to complement and extend the existing services to patients and families in many ways. Their sense of commitment and enthusiasm is a positive contribution to Hospice Care and is a reminder of the support given so generously by the community to keep Phyllis Tuckwell running.

All of the help offered by volunteers is valued and meaningful. We have just over 1,000 volunteers who help at Phyllis Tuckwell, so in total, give us tens’ of thousands of hours of their time every year!

Why volunteer?

  • To get some satisfaction from involvement
  • To support an organisation which is important to you
  • Use existing skills and develop new ones
  • Work experience, a route to a new opportunity
  • Make new friends, meet new people
  • To put structure into the week, and use time purposefully

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply?
A: You can make an application to join our team of volunteers in any of the following ways:

  • Complete an application form and return it to us at the Hospice in Farnham.
  • Telephone us on 01252 729400 to request an application pack and we will put one in the post
  • Pop in to the Hospice to collect an application form

Q: What happens then?
A: When your application form has been completed and received, you will be invited to attend an interview with a member of the Voluntary Services Team to discuss your offer of help. Volunteers are placed according to their interests, skills and experience along with the needs of Phyllis Tuckwell at the time. As our Hospice Care serves a vulnerable group of people, references will be taken up and a disclosure and barring check will be required for those who are volunteering in patient facing roles.

Q: Will I receive training?
A: All volunteers are offered an induction to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and the work of the Hospice Care team. Further specific training is provided for the area where they will be based.

Q: What are we looking for?
A: People of all ages and backgrounds with compassion and sensitivity. For several years now, we have involved students who are interested in entering the caring professions and who are looking for an opportunity to gain experience and insight. We are also keen to support students undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. All we ask is that volunteers are reliable, trustworthy and discreet in their involvement and are valuable ambassadors outside Phyllis Tuckwell as they share the vision and philosophy of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care with our community.

For more information about volunteering for Phyllis Tuckwell, please contact the Voluntary Services Team through the main switchboard on 01252 729400 or email voluntary.services@pth.org.uk for further details.

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