Volunteer Inpatient Meal Time Support


We are looking for volunteers to assist our kitchen staff in general kitchen tasks and in delivering meals and refreshments to our patients. We are looking for volunteers that are able to help us during the times listed opposite. This role requires someone with good communication and empathy skills.

What are the Benefits to You?

  • Develop your communication skills
  • Enhance your CV for any prospective employers
  • Gain experience working with a high profile local charity
  • Being part of a supportive, lively team who will endeavour to develop your skills further
  • The opportunity to meet and work with new people
  • Help make a difference to people’s lives
  • Learn new skills
  • Build on confidence
  • Receive discount off purchases made in our shops from donated goods
  • Receive discount in our Northgate Tea Room
  • Receive travel expenses
  • Receive mealtime expenses when you have volunteered for over half a day


  •  To wear uniform and ID badge whilst undertaking your volunteering at all times
  •  To adhere to Teesside Hospice policies and procedures
  • To work harmoniously with colleagues and other volunteers
  • To inform us with advance notice if you are unable to attend the agreed shift
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • To attend any training provided by the hospice in order to support the role
  • To complete online mandatory training to help keep the hospice safe and compliant with CQC requirements

Required Skills

  • To deliver meals and refreshments to our patients
  • To set up trays and push the trolley to the inpatient Unit
  • To provide a warm, friendly, compassionate and sensitive service
  • Good communication skills to be able to communicate to patients, families and staff in a respectful and courteous manner

Please note a DBS check will be required for this role.

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