3 hours per week or fortnight
St Columba’s Hospice Care Hospitality Team is made up of a team lead, two assistants and a team of volunteers. The purpose of this team is to help the Hospice provide patient-centred care in all aspects of catering, by ensuring that the individual catering needs of patients are met. We’re looking for volunteers with strong practical and people skills.
Hospice staff and volunteers are expected to reflect our Hospice Values in the way they carry out their roles, and in their interactions with each other and with patients, family members and any other visitors.
Our Values are: Care and Compassion, Respect, Trust and Partnership.
What will I be doing / involved in?
During your time on shift, your tasks will include some of the following:
What experience or skills do I need?
No specific catering / food service skills are needed as training will be provided
Time commitment & duration
Shifts are 7.45am - 10.45am, 11am - 2pm and 3pm - 6pm, daily. (2 volunteers on each shift)
We are looking for volunteers able to commit to a weekly or fortnightly shift.
The role will be reviewed on a yearly basis
Where will I be based?
St. Columba’s Hospice, 15 Boswall Road, Edinburgh
Who will be supporting me?
You will report to the Hospitality Lead and her assistants.
Who else will support me?
Catering team, Ward team, other Facilities team members, Facilities Manager, Volunteer Services team
Hospice Chaplains are always available to support volunteers
Volunteers may claim reasonable travelling expenses for transport to and from the Hospice, or the place you volunteer, e.g. one of our retail shops. Please speak to your manager about this.
The Hospice provides complimentary tea and coffee to all volunteers, staff, patients and families as part of the hospitality strategy.
If you volunteer for a full day at the Hospice, you can claim a free meal from the staff café or Iona Café. Please speak to your manager about this.
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Go to our Volunteer page to find out more about volunteering at the Hospice.