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This role is suited to remote working and can start right away. As we begin to reopen after the pandemic, a regular physical presence at the hospice will also be important.

Volunteer role overview
  • To carry out patient assessments prior to them engaging with the service.
  • To conduct patient reassessments following changes, or at a predetermined date.
  • To identify patient needs and wishes through holistic assessments to enable the nursing team to develop and agree on patient-specific care plans.
  • To engage fully with different methods of assessing patients according to their individual needs and preferences. This includes but is not limited to, assessments via phone, email, online interaction through various media (Google Meet, Zoom, Skype etc.), plus face-to-face assessments, in patients’ homes, at Skanda Vale Hospice, or at appropriate alternative locations eg. hospital or daycare facilities.
  • To cooperate fully with the Lead Nurse, Deputy Lead Nurse and Assessment Team in the coordination and ongoing development of the Assessment and Care Planning process.
  • To uphold the ethos of Skanda Vale Hospice ensuring person-centred care from the point of referral through to the end of engagement with the service, both for the patient and their carers.
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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 within a few days. We’ll ask for two character references from colleagues or professionals and if you will be working directly with patients, run a DBS check for you. If you are registered with the DBS update service we can check your details online and begin your induction training. Then you’ll be ready to roll!

Apply for this role



  • The volunteer role

  • Please tell us about your skills, knowledge and relevant experience.
  • What attracts you to volunteering at Skanda Vale Hospice?
  • Please tell us if you can speak or write in Welsh or any other language.
  • How much time do you feel you MIGHT be able to offer to the role?
  • What time of day usually works best for you? (Please tick as many as you wish)


  • Your references

    Please give details below of two individuals who you are happy for us to approach for a reference. Your referees must have known you for at least two years and cannot be related to you.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.


  • Health & personal issues

  • Health and personal issues do not disqualify people from volunteering with us, but we need to understand to be able to accommodate your needs safely wherever we can. Please tell us if you have any medical or personal conditions and requirements that may affect your activities as a volunteer.
  • Your data
    The information you provide on this form will be used for the purposes of assessing your application and will be handled in line with our Data Protection & Privacy Policy.
  • I declare that the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am aware that the information I have given will be treated confidentially and consent to it being used and stored as stated above. This is not a legally binding contract.