Our vision is for a world in which children and young people no longer face life-shortening conditions. And until that day comes, our mission will always be to offer them, and their families, as much support, love and laughter as they can handle. And to add in our special ingredient: the magic of yes.
We’re also determined to transform the world of children’s hospices. We’re tearing up the old rule books, taking a fresh and creative look at the way things are done. We’re offering new services that have never been done before. We’re listening and responding to children and their families, rather than telling them what they can or can’t do because ‘that’s the way it’s always been’.
We only ever say yes
We simply don’t believe in ‘can’t’. We always, always, always say yes to children and their families. And it’s that absolute determination to open up a world of possibility that means we can make magic happen.
We do new things
It was obvious to us that parents can face difficult news much earlier than children’s hospices have ever handled before. So we set up a service to support families during pregnancy and birth. No one else is doing what we’re doing to our scale. It’s so different, we’ve been invited to talk about it at international conferences.
Only the best is good enough
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which inspect hospices, rates us as ‘outstanding’. This puts us in the top 1% of all of the organisations they inspect. We’ll never stop working towards being the best we can be.
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Coordinator - Care
About the Volunteer RoleThe role is based at our hospice in Huddersfield, Russell House. A Care Team Member will show you what to do and ensure we get the most out of your valuable time. The successful volunteer will be responsible for coordinating other volunteers who support our Care Team with events, support groups and volunteer drivers. Dealing with volunteer rotas 4 weeks in advance to ensure we get the most out of our care volunteers. Ideally you will be able to donate a minimum of 4 hours per week or a full day a week. For this role you will be organised, reliable and trustworthy, able to deal with volunteer queries and computer literate. All our volunteers are encouraged to attend training and volunteer meetings whenever possible. As a volunteer you will be a representative of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. As such we expect you to be well presented, polite and to give a positive message about the work of the charity.
Type Of RegularRequired to Volunteer on
DateMonday Daytime, Tuesday Daytime, Wednesday Daytime, Thursday Daytime, Friday Daytime
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleAdmin / Retail, IT/Social Media, Coordinating Volunteers
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required, Requires a DBS