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Roxburghe House

Roxburgh House provides palliative care for those with a life limiting illness.

Current opportunities

The Community Volunteer Service offers social support to those with a life limiting illness receiving palliative care in their own homes. This is an opportunity to offer support with activities such as: - taking the person for a walk - taking them to the shops - going for a coffee with them - going to the cinema - sitting chatting - going for a drive - accompanying the person to appointments. Individuals will be matched with volunteers, depending on the type of activity each would like to do.

Volunteers are part of the caring team and play many varied roles in the unit. They bring new interests and hobbies to share with others. The list of services varies from aromatherapy to visiting, manning the tea trolley, plant care, driving, gardening and reception.

Royal Victoria Hospital is looking for volunteers to provide support on the Wards. There are many aspects to this role, including listening to and talking with patients, reading newspapers/books/letters to them, taking patients out of the Ward for a coffee, helping patients to complete menus, provide companionship, welcoming patients and visitors to the Ward., and so on. If you are looking to get experience in a hospital setting or just want to help people then get in touch.

The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation would like to take on a volunteer to help with activities for patients of the Unit. This will involve planning the Day's activities, setting up and clearing away of materials, taking part in the activities yourself, encouraging patients to take part, listen to and talk with them and provide companionship,