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Volunteers are at the heart of Hospice - without our volunteers, we simply could not provide the same level of care to our community. We would love to welcome you into the 'Hospice family' too. Download the application to volunteer now.


Current Vacancies


Volunteer Massage/Reiki Therapist

Hospice is recruiting to expand its team of volunteer therapists to work with patients. Volunteers are required to complete a one day Palliative Care Course on site at Hospice North Shore.

Qualifications required:

  • Diploma qualification (equivalent of NZQA level 5) in massage.
  • Reiki level 2 qualification with at least three years clinical experience preferably in Palliative Care/Oncology
  • Current registration with Massage New Zealand
  • Current comprehensive first aid certificate
  • Has a valid full NZ drivers licence

 


Shop Volunteers

Volunteering in a Hospice Shop is a great way to meet interesting people and develop new skills, while making a big difference to the lives of patients and families in the care of Hospice North Shore.

Volunteers work regular shifts, serving behind the counter and helping to sort and price donations. Most shifts are for four hours, once a week. We are always looking for volunteers for our Hospice Shops. To find out more, please contact our friendly Volunteering team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.

 


Receptionists

Our receptionists are often the first point of contact for visitors to Hospice's inpatient unit in Shea Terrace, Takapuna. They communicate sensitively with relatives and friends of patients, answer incoming calls and sell goods from our merchandise area. We offer a choice of shifts, 7 days a week. While full training will be given, previous experience is preferred.

If you are able to donate your time to volunteer on Hospice North Shore's reception, please contact our Volunteering team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.


Kitchen Volunteers

The hub of Hospice North Shore is definitely the kitchen! Nothing makes the Hospice more home-like than the aroma of home baking. Volunteers in the kitchen work together with our Housekeepers to prepare and serve meals and maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen. Shifts are available throughout the week (including weekends), and are generally two hours long.

To register your interest, please contact our Volunteering team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.


Patient Drivers

Volunteer drivers provide transport to and from patients' homes to Hospice's Inpatient Unit in Takapuna, and occasionally to hospital appointments. We are looking for welcoming, friendly and reliable drivers with a current NZ drivers' licence and a clear driving record. This is an on-call role, dependent on patient requests. Requests may be any time between 9am and 4pm.

If you're able to donate your time by being a volunteer driver, please contact our Volunteering team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.


Home Visitors

Our Community Visitors are kind, friendly, empathetic volunteers who visit patients in their homes to provide respite for their caregivers. Visits are usually 2-3 hours long and conducted on  a weekly basis. In order to be fully prepared for this role the volunteers are required to attend a one day Palliative Care Course on site at Hospice North Shore.

To register your interest and find out more, please contact our Volunteering Team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.

 


Hospice Gardeners

The gardens at Hospice North Shore (Shea Terrace, Takapuna) are so important for the wellbeing of our patients and their families and visitors. Hospice gardening volunteers work as a team to help maintain the beautiful gardens - planting, weeding, pruning and watering.

We are currently looking for gardeners to join our team for 4 hour shifts. To register your interest and find out more, please contact our friendly Volunteering team by e-mail or by calling (09) 485 3581.


Volunteers at Hospice North Shore fulfill a wide variety of roles. If you would like to learn more about regular volunteering, you can download an application form or contact Volunteer Services by e-mail or phone at (09) 485 3581.

If you are unable to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still volunteer occasionally for Hospice events or other fundraising campaigns. Please contact Lynn Kenyon by e-mail or phone at (09) 485 3504.