Royal Trinity Hospice’s vision is of a community in which all people have access to skilled, compassionate end of life care at the time that is right for them and in the place of their choice. At Trinity we support people to live every moment. We focus everything we do on the care of the patient and their family.

Flowers have an important role to play in the hospice. They give pleasure to patients and their families, as well as to visitors and staff. They also help to bring a calm and pleasant environment to the hospice.

We are looking for individuals to join our busy hospice team as flower volunteers. In this role you will play a key role in ensuring that the flowers on the ward are cared for.

Key responsibilities

  • Caring for and arranging the flowers on the ward and in patient rooms
  • Changing the water and disposing of flowers that are deteriorating
  • Engaging patients and family members in conversation where appropriate 

What the role can offer you

  • The opportunity to make an important contribution to Trinity and to the thousands of people who use our services
  • The opportunity to find out more about the work that the hospice does and end of life care
  • The opportunity to meet new people
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your local community

What we expect from you

  • To be aged 18 years of age or over
  • To have an interest in flowers (formal qualifications or floristry experience are not required)
  • To be trustworthy and reliable
  • To be able to work independently
  • To have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • To maintain a high standard of presentation and personal hygiene - the role will require you to present a positive image of Trinity at all times
  • To have a reasonable level of physical fitness - the role will require some standing and walking
  • To have respect for Trinity’s policies – the role will require you to role model Trinity’s policies at all times
  • To be respectful of others regardless of their background – the role will require you to be committed to fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement as outlined in Trinity’s FREDIE policy
  • To treat with confidentiality any information which is personal, private or sensitive – the role may require you to handle sensitive data, such as financial information
  • To abide by Trinity’s safeguarding policy at all times – this role will require you to share Trinity’s commitment to safeguarding the welfare of all its staff and volunteers

Time commitment

We are looking for individuals who can volunteer for 2 - 3 hours per week. Shifts are available between 9am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday.

Contact details and how to apply

Please complete the online application form below to apply.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact [email protected]

Should you be successful at interview, we will then take up two references and expect you to complete some on-the-job training. If you have applied for a volunteer role within the hospice, you may be required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check; this check will be carried out free of charge by Trinity.

We do not want you to be out of pocket through volunteering. We will reimburse reasonable travel and lunch expenses where relevant.

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