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Reception Volunteer

Days: Ideally one shift a week

Location: The Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0LB

What is the role?

As a Front of House Volunteer, you will be part of a team responsible for greeting visitors, patients and healthcare professionals at St Michael’s Hospice, ensuring everyone receives a warm and friendly welcome. You will also be answering the telephone, taking messages, liaising with various departments and acting as ambassadors for the excellent services we provide.  

What will I be doing?
  • Welcoming all visitors to the Hospice and dealing with their enquiry in an efficient but friendly manner
  • Escorting visitors to the appropriate part of the building
  • Transferring phone calls to the appropriate member of staff or offer the voicemail option to the caller if the staff member is not available
  • Taking messages and ensuring these get to the right person and are followed up
  • Ensuring all visitors sign in and get a badge
  • Accepting donations to the Hospice and following the process for the handling of funds
  • Opening and closing the reception at the start and end of each day (dependent upon shift)
  • Performing basic administrative tasks
  • Assisting in the coffee shop when shut (eg providing drinks and snacks)
  • Contacting the wards before visitors wish to go through
  • Ensuring confidentiality of patients is preserved at all times
  • Ensuring the daily bedstate and any other confidential information is stored and disposed of appropriately
  • Reading and updating the handover book
  • Advising the Voluntary Services team of any absences as soon as possible
  • Understanding and demonstrating relevant policies and procedures during your volunteering at St Michael’s Hospice Attending relevant training and supervision/reflective practice as required.
Are you interested? 

For further details, please read the role description and complete an application form.  You can return your application form either by email, post or bring it with you when you come to the Hospice. Upon receipt of this, we will invite you in for an informal discussion. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Get in touch with our Voluntary Service team

For further information call us on 01424 445177 or email us