Volunteer Vacancies

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the vacancies listed below please email: coch.volunteers@nhs.net

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) - Meet and Greet volunteers required during evenings and weekends

Volunteers will be assisting the receptionist staff while they book in patients, explaining what the process is, showing where the toilets are etc. Those visiting the UTC will have been seen in the A&E department first of all and will therefore have a registration card with them – the UTC is NOT a walk-in centre and so patients may need to be reminded of the process.

A three-four hour shift is required on any day or weekend – this is a new role so all spaces are currently available.

The busiest times are in the evenings from 4pm – 8.30pm and weekends from 9am – 9pm.

Ellesmere Port Hospital - volunteers needed on the wards

There are opportunities for volunteers to help out on Poppy ward and the new therapy-led Bluebell Unit between 12 and 4pm. This role involves supporting patients with drinks and meals, whilst providing a bit of company and a chat.

Ellesmere Port Hospital - Meet and Greet volunteer needed on Mondays 9am-12.30pm

There is an opportunity to be the first welcoming face people see when they arrive at Ellesmere Port Hospital at the start of every week. This volunteer will become part of a newly established team of volunteers that will receive support and training in the role. Duties involved include welcoming new patients when they arrive, giving directions and general admin responsibilities.

Maternity Reception - Weekday volunteers needed

Our maternity reception team are looking for help to meet and greet anyone who arrives in the Women's and Children building, giving directions and escorting people to their destination. This role is needed on weekday mornings from 9am-12.30pm, although this can be flexible for the right candidates. Responsibilities also include filing letters and results, as well as delivering and collecting case notes.

Admin Volunteers required for Occupational health department

One or two days a week for about 4 hours each – general admin, filing photocopying etc.

Ward clerks - Weekday volunteers needed

Ward clerks in the hospital would welcome volunteers to help them on the wards with admin, filing, photocopying, and answering phones. There are opportunities across the hospital from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

The role involves working closely with the ward staff to help make things run as smoothly as possible for patients. Applicants will need to be friendly, approachable and diligent in their approach. 

Intensive Care Unit - Weekday and weekend volunteers needed 

The Intensive Care Unit at The Countess is looking for people to become Meet and Greet reception desk volunteers and help out in the evenings on the ward from 4-8pm (4-6 and 6-8 is permissible) Monday to Friday. Alternate Sundays are also available 10-2pm.

The role involves greeting relatives, opening the security door and checking if the patient is allowed visitors as well as answering the phone and transferring calls if appropriate. Applicants must be friendly and welcoming and confident in an area that may be distressing on occasion due to the nature of the service.

Mealtime Volunteers needed

Mealtime volunteer helpers are required to help and support our patients at mealtimes. This may be as simple as removing lids, unwrapping food, cutting it up into smaller pieces, mashing with a fork and holding cups or beakers for drinks as well as actually feeding with a spoon or fork.

Full training is given and you would not be expected to feed anyone with swallowing problems or who is really poorly. Help needed at breakfast, midday lunch or mostly at evening dinnertimes -  mealtimes vary slightly from ward to ward but advice and help will be given. 

Below are the next few dates booked in for the training, which will take place between 2-4pm in the therapy seminar room:

Wednesday 13 December 2017