We are looking for volunteers who would be confident and happy to lead half hour activity sessions for patients such as, playing board games, discussing the news, quizzes etc. A large part of this role is about providing a positive distraction – a break in hospital routine for our patients. The skills and characteristics required to be effective in the role are: confident and outgoing; excellent communication skills; organised and flexible; willing to work within boundaries as advised by the clinical team; have a clear understanding of confidentiality; enthusiasm; reliable and punctual; responsible attitude to health, welfare & safety of self & others. The role includes leading ½ hour weekly activities; liaising with clinic staff who will guide with ideas and provide resources; interacting with patients in groups and 1:1.
Benefits toy you: local induction from a friendly team; satisfaction of knowing you are trying to make a positive difference; an insight into aspects of working on a busy hospital ward mainly providing rehabilitation care and elderly care; a reference for future employment or education.