Community Care Unit Volunteer Health Care Assistants

Location: Ipswich

Closing Date: 08/01/2024

Our Community Care Unit is looking for volunteer HCAs to support our Community Care team here at the hospice. Initially we will be requiring support on a Thursday for those who can ideally offer a commitment of the following:

1 shift weekly  – approximately either 10 – 13:30 or 12:00 – 15:00  or 11.00 – 14.00


1 shift every two weeks – 10.00 to 15.00

We are, however, always happy to discuss alternative shifts and hours if these aren’t suitable for you but you are still interested in the post.


The types of tasks that volunteer HCAs are required to do include:

  • To assist in physical care involving all personal care, toileting needs, eating and drinking, mobilisation, and maintaining comfort
  • To provide assistance to the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists as planned and as required
  • To ensure the comfort of patients throughout the day

All care is carried out under the supervision of a registered nurse or allied Health Professional.

Training will be given to support you in your role.

St Elizabeth Hospice has a volunteer mileage/expenses policy which allows volunteers to claim expenses and mileage incurred whilst carrying out their role for the hospice.

For more information please see the Role Description below. If you would like to discuss the role further, please ring Kerrian Storey, Community Care Unit Team Leader, on 01473 707014

Or you can apply on line today. Call us on 01473 707939 or email us, and we will help you with your application.

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