• Responsible to: Head of Care Delivery.
  • Base: Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron, Llandysul, SA33 5DY.
  • When: Day Hospice Sessions – currently Wednesdays. Other days will be available as our services expand. The commitment we are asking of our Therapists is a minimum of 10 hours per month.
  • In addition, all our volunteers take part in Induction and training, much of which happens in the first few weeks. We expect our Complementary Therapists may engage in up to 18 hours per month of initial mandatory training in their first 3 months, then up to 6 hours monthly of additional support and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Volunteer role summary
  • The Companion Lead will coordinate delivery of the companion service for patients and their families and friends (F&F), whether face-to-face, by telephone or online.
  • They will work closely with the Lead Nurse and Head of Care Delivery to deliver a professional listening service to patients and F&F following an assessment and as part of an agreed care plan.
  • They will develop, manage and support the volunteer companions providing the service to patients and F&F and be part of a multidisciplinary team at the hospice reviewing patients supported by the companion service.
  • They are responsible for monitoring performance against set Key Performance Indicators and producing reports for the Head of CareDelivery and Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis.
  • They are responsible for ensuring the service is delivered in accordance with the Companion Policy and Procedures and compliance with all other SVH Policies and Procedures.
  • They will be part of the recruitment and support for volunteers of the companion service.
  • They are responsible for the development and provision of ongoing training for the companions in conjunction with the Lead Nurse.
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How to apply

Please fill in the application form below and if you have any questions please email: volunteers@skandavalehospice.org

What happens next?

We will be in touch in a few days for a follow-up chat and to arrange an interview. If successful, we’ll then ask for two character references from colleagues or professionals and begin your induction training. Then you’ll be ready to roll!


After you press ‘Send’ you should see a “Thank you” notification which lets you know the ball is rolling. Please don’t leave the page until then. You should also receive an email saying we’ll be in touch – but just to make sure, it’d be great if you’d drop an email to volunteers@skandavalehospice.org (that way we can keep a lookout for your form).

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