• Responsible to: Complementary Therapies Lead.
  • Base: Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron, Llandysul, SA33 5DY.
  • When: Day Hospice Days – currently Wednesdays (other days will be available as 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 / professional development.
Volunteer role summary

Providing Complementary Therapies in a hospice setting is a deeply meaningful way to volunteer and one that is truly cherished by our patients and those close to them. A soothing, non-medical touch is, for many patients, something that has become rare; and for those close to them, a therapy session in the hospice is a very precious time to unwind, knowing their loved one is in good hands.

Our therapists are treasured members of the Care Delivery Team, greatly enhancing the quality of people’s time with us. Their treatments are given in beautiful dedicated spaces that support relaxation and make our guests feel cared for and special. They work alongside the Nursing Team to ensure therapies are safe and effective for recipients and that treatment plans are reviewed as people’s needs change. When possible, they also provide treatments to support our team’s wellbeing – a tangible, feel-good ‘thank you’ for their dedicated time and commitment.

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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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