Description: An on Hospital Cottage has a purpose built 10 bed inpatient Palliative Care Unit in Caloundra. They require volunteers at the Unit to help create a welcoming and homely environment for patients, families and visitors. If you are successful you will be engaged in carrying out a number of tasks including such things as tidying common areas, reading to clients, playing games, watering and looking after flowers, having a laugh and chatting to residents.
As negotiated with the Coordinator, volunteers are rostered to attend at various times. Other specific activities/roles include bringing in a special morning tea, taking round the drinks trolley, helping to keep the garden colourful and healthy, looking after our electronic equipment (CD and DVD players etc.) and much more.
Requirements: A Blue Card is required but can be organised for you.
Commitment: Regular – more than 6 months
Time Required: Usually about 2 hours per shift. One to two shifts a week desirable. Any day Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays
Age Range: 18 to 105
Training: Infection control, fraud, code of ethics, confidentiality etc. Task specific on job training.
Reimbursement: Tea and coffee provided
Transport: You will have your own transport preferably but there is a bus route nearby for those local to Caloundra
Volunteers needed: 8