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Receptionist Volunteers

Our reception team are vital to the warm welcome everyone receives, either when they come through our door or pick up the phone and make a call. The reception team are ably assisted by our friendly volunteers who support the running of the hospice reception. We are looking for Receptionist Volunteers to cover our weekend operation, could this be you?

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE INVOLVED IN?

💚 Welcoming all visitors to the hospice

💚 Answering the telephone & taking messages

💚 Receiving payment for shop and plant purchases

Full training will be provided

WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES WILL I NEED?

💚 Confidence and ability to work alone

💚 Pleasant and friendly manner

💚 Experience of reception work would be helpful, though not essential

💚 Empathy with the values and ethos of St John’s Hospice

WHAT TIME/DAY WOULD I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?

Our reception is currently open from 9.30am – 5pm at the weekend and on bank holidays, however this is always subject to change due to the demands of the service.

Saturday and / or Sunday 9.30am – 1.15pm, 1.15pm – 5pm.

You don’t have to be able to help at all of these times, any of these times you can spare we are very grateful for.

WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

The main reception desk of St John’s Hospice on Slyne Road, Lancaster.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE FOR ME?

💚 Satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting patients and their visitors

💚 Developing your own skills of reception and customer service skills

💚 Working in a pleasant and worthwhile environment

HOW DO I APPLY?

Either complete our online application form or contact Anne Olde (Volunteer Coordinator) or Barbara Whitehead (Lead Receptionist) on 01524 382538. You can also download an application form to print and fill in by hand, please click HERE.

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