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Aquila – Skanda Vale Hospice volunteer manager on the beach.

Hi, my name is Aquila and I’m the volunteer coordinator at Skanda Vale Hospice. If you’re looking for some seriously life enhancing experiences then you’ve come to the right place!

Hand on heart, we believe we have some of the most rewarding and inspiring voluntary jobs around. So what makes our volunteering opportunities so special? Here’s a few reasons…

Our hospice has been designed & run by volunteers

In some hospices, volunteers are a bit of an add on – there to support the paid staff. Here it’s different; our hospice is actually run by full time professional volunteers; unpaid monks and nuns from Skanda Vale Monastery. Everyone is here because they want to be here and that helps create a special atmosphere.

We make sure our volunteers feel valued and listened to, offering appropriate guidance, support and training. We’ll cover your expenses, local travel costs and can help with child care. For certain roles we can also arrange accredited training. Have a look at some of these options and let us know what you think:

  • Nursing
  • Clinicians
  • Driving
  • Retail
  • Creative therapies
  • Catering
  • Complementary therapy
  • Caring & bereavement care
  • Gardening & maintenance
  • Reception & admin

Volunteer doctors, nurses & healthcare assistants

We have a bank of 40+ clinicians (doctors, consultants, nurses, carers etc) who dedicate their spare time to serving in the hospice. We can offer healthcare professionals a high standard of free accommodation and lodging. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer as a healthcare professional.

“Here it’s a bit like heaven on earth. It’s renewed my faith in human nature. It really has. I mean, I was getting to be very sceptical about the human race, but I’ve discovered here a vein of humanity that is very, very special.”

Peter Butler, Patient

Volunteer open day

We’re hosting a special open day at the hospice. Check out our beautiful new building and gardens, and learn more about our unique volunteering opportunities.

Friends and volunteers in the sun room at Skanda Vale Hospice volunteer open day.

Join us on Saturday 16th June, from 10am til 3pm.
At Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron, Llandysul, SA44 5DY.

Find out more about the open day

Enquire about volunteering

Call us on 01559 371222 or drop us a line using this form:

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