Volunteer Spiritual Care Worker

Reports To: Spiritual Care Lead/ Head of Family and Carer Support Team

Location: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Hours: To be arranged (2-4 hours per week)

Making a Difference Everyone has spiritual needs whether or not they are religious.

Meeting the spiritual needs of individuals with life limiting illness can be a source of great comfort to them. Your help as a Spiritual Care volunteer can support them at this difficult time.  

Key Duties

You will…

    • Offer comfort and support to patients and relatives
    • Help patients and carers prepare spiritually for death and loss
    • Identify and arrange appropriate religious support
    • Work in an open minded and non-judgemental way

    Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…

    • a warm and caring human being
    • ready to engage in active listening
    • positive about working with people of all different faiths and none
    • able to maintain personal and professional boundaries 

    What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

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

    For more information, please contact: Helen Cotter, Spiritual Care Lead:

    [email protected] or by telephone 0121 472 1191

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

    Spiritual Care Volunteer Role Description

    Volunteer Enrolment Form

    Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    Please return completed forms to: [email protected]

    Alternatively, please post to: HR Department, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA

    Registered charity no 503456

    The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.