taster sessions with havens hospices

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what is a volunteer taster session?

At present our taster sessions are only offered for our volunteering Housekeeping roles

If you are keen to find out more about volunteering you can sign up to a no-obligation Housekeeping Taster Session.

In the Taster Session you can try out different tasks involved in the housekeeping role and you will learn more about Havens Hospices values.

We will ask you to fill out a short form, part of this being a criminal record declaration before you carry out your Housekeeping Taster Session.

The session is generally around two hours long.

Due to the nature and work of some of our roles, we are only able to provide Taster Sessions in Housekeeping at present.

Please follow the link below for more information.

book your taster sessions:

Volunteer Taster Sessions must be pre-booked.

To book a taster session please call 01702 426 237 or email us.

how do I apply for a regular volunteering role?

If you are interested in offering your time as a regular volunteer, we would love to hear from you!

Please email the Volunteer Services Team or call 01702 426237  

housekeeping taster sessions

Salary: Voluntary
Location: Fair Havens
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019

This taster session gives you the chance to experience an introduction to the housekeeping volunteering role at Fair Havens Hospice.

You will meet some of the team and get hands on by trying some of the tasks before you sign up for the regular volunteering role.

Housekeeping taster sessions are from Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 1pm and must be pre-booked!

What to expect on the day?

Once a date and time has been confirmed for your Taster Session you will be met by Stella, our Housekeeping Coordinator at Fair Havens Reception.

The session will last approximately 2-3 hours, it will  include:

• A short induction into our Health and Safety guidelines
• An introduction into what your taster session will include (this could involve cleaning a patients rooms, or washing and ironing) 
• A guided tour of the building and grounds
• An introduction to employees and volunteers who are on duty that day

During your session you will have the opportunity to talk about the role in greater detail and Stella will be able to answer any questions you may have. 

Please note that during your taster session a paid member of staff must be present at all times.

 practical information for the taster session:

• Please come in smart ,comfortable clothing, no logos or jeans should be worn.
• Please come in suitable shoes for this role , in flat shoes that preferably do not expose your toes.
• Havens Hospices has a strict ‘No Smoking’ Policy in and around the building. You are not allowed to smoke in any part of the buildings or gardens.
•You can only take part in a Taster Session once you have completed and returned  the Taster Session Form back to Volunteer Services.

Please email volunteering@havenshospices.org.uk or call 01702 426 237 to obtain a form.

To sign up for a session please call 01702 426 237 or email us

Contact us today on 01702 220350 or email us