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Spiritual Care Volunteer

Reports To: Wellbeing Team Lead
Location: Volunteers are required at both of our sites (Erdington and Selly Park)
Hours: Flexible
DBS Requirement: Enhanced with adult and child barring list checks 

Making a Difference: Everyone has spiritual needs whether they are religious or not. Meeting the spiritual needs of people with a terminal diagnosis can be a source of great comfort. As a Spiritual Care Volunteer you will provide a holistic approach to patients, relatives and colleagues to meet these needs.

Key Duties

  • Offer comfort and support to patients and relatives.
  • Help patients and carers prepare spiritually for death and loss.
  • Identify and arrange appropriate spiritual, pastoral or religious support.
  • Work in an open minded and non-judgmental way.

Will the role suit me? Yes, if you are:

  • A warm and caring person.
  • Ready to engage in active listening.
  • Positive about working with people of all different faiths and none.
  • Able to maintain personal and professional boundaries.
  • Passionate about spiritual care.

What can Birmingham Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • Full training and ongoing development within the volunteer role.
  • Membership of a friendly, multidisciplinary team.
  • A chance to draw on your own life experience and skills.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Surjit Heer, Wellbeing Team Lead, surjit.heer@birminghamhospice.org.uk

You can download the role description, person specification, enrolment form and equalities monitoring form, by clicking on the links below:

Role Description

Volunteer Enrolment Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please return completed forms to: askhr@birminghamhospice.org.uk

Spiritual Care Volunteer helps patient at the end of life

Our Spiritual Care Volunteers help through listening, caring, understanding and connecting with patients, families and carers to support them throughout their hospice journey.

Irene Wychrij, one of our volunteers, visited a patient in our Inpatient Unit (IPU) receiving end of life care who was in distress about her funeral arrangements, as she was worried her wishes would not be met due to family complications.

Irene decided to try and help ease the patient’s worries by speaking to our Social Team to advise the patient who explained everything she needed to do to ensure her wishes were met.

Irene’s work to remedy this difficult situation was crucial in helping the patient feel at ease.