Ayrshire Hospice

Charity registered in Scotland SC011390

The Ayrshire Hospice provides specialist palliative care and services to people affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire. Care is provided where there is no cure for the condition, but which improves the quality of each day for people who have a limited time to live. We help people to live as actively as they can to the end of their lives - however long that may be, where ever that may be. Care is provided by hospice staff in a number of places including people’s own homes, hospitals and care homes as well as in the hospice’s purpose built day care centre and in-patient unit.The hospice not only takes care of people’s physical needs but look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Family members, close friends and carers are also supported both during a person’s illness and in bereavement.

Current opportunities

Volunteers play a huge part in the running of our stores and our retail chain could not function without the support they provide. There are vacancies in all of our stores - Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Girvan, Kilwinning, Largs, Cumnock, Kilmarnock and our new store in Mauchline. Utilising your creativity and imagination you can assist with creating window and in store displays, selecting stock and turning it into something eye catching and tempting for our customers. An organiser’s dream volunteering role! Volunteering in the stockroom you can assist with sorting and organising donated stock and getting it ready for the shop floor. On the main shop floor, welcoming and assisting our customers and ensuring stock is regularly replenished, manning our tills and giving the best customer service possible. This is the perfect opportunity for a people person or a fashion fanatic. To apply please link to the Ayrshire Hospice website and click on the role description and application form there.

Are you able to spare some time to help the hospice? We are looking for someone to help our fundraising team in the office. Roles would include project administration, update of financial records, assist with marketing and communication activities, help promote specific project events and any other administrative tasks as required. If you think this could be you and you would like to be involved in our exciting fundraising activities, please get in touch This role will involve: Help support the hospice by providing administrative support in an office environment. We are looking for someone to: Carry out project administration Manage project documents and correspondence Update financial records Provide support for customers including dealing with phone enquiries à Help to maintain our records Assist with marketing and communications activities Help promote specific project events Carry out other administrative tasks as required Attend relevant training Adhere to the relevant policies and procedures of the hospice

Are you able to volunteer some time to help the hospice? We are looking for fundraising reception volunteers to help the fundraising team. Duties will include dealing with enquiries, sales, donations and deliveries. You will handle incoming calls both internal and external and help with general administrative tasks including production of acknowledgment letters and other correspondence. This role will involve: The role Help support the hospice by providing a friendly welcoming face and professional reception service to visitors to our fundraising department. You will need to: Deal with enquiries, sales, donations and deliveries à Handle incoming calls both internal and external General administrative tasks including filing, scanning, photocopying, faxing, laminating and binding Assist with the production of accurate personalised acknowledgement letters and other correspondence, documentation, memos, reports using PC packages: Word, Access and Excel.

Are you a super hero? We are looking for additional team members to take on this fantastic volunteer role. You should be willing to act in character wearing the Agent H costume and engage with all staff and the general public, including children and the other mascots. If this sounds like your ideal role to release you inner Super Hero, please get in touch. This role will involve: Mascot volunteers are community ambassadors for the hospice, taking our Agent H mascot out across Ayrshire to help spread the hospice message. You will need to: Be willing to act in character wearing the Agent H mascot (padded costume provided) or provide an escort for Agent H acting as his minder / chaperone and “voice” Be capable of light physical ability wearing a padded costume (waving, walking, kicking, handshaking) Engage with all staff and the general public, including children and other mascots. Be willing to travel around Ayrshire, preferably with own means of transport, although this is not essential. Be willing to give out hospice information and talk informatively about the work of the hospice Handle questions, enquiries and any donations in a professional manner à Providing information leaflets as requested Attend relevant training and team meetings Adhere to the relevant policies and procedures of the hospice The Agent H costume is best suited to someone between 5’9” and 6’2” but chaperones can be of any stature.