Volunteering Opportunity: Creative Therapy Support Volunteer St Albans with Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care

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Can you support our qualified therapists with setting up our creative therapy room and supporting patients to express their creativity

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment

District: St Albans

Location: From your office

Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons

Practical Considerations: What are we looking for?

• someone who is able to work creatively with a team of people of varied abilities and skills
• someone with an interest in using art to help with patient wellbeing
• the ability to be empathetic and patient, allowing participants to find their own way of interacting with the materials on offer

Requirements: Will require a criminal record check (DBS)

Suitable for: 16 – 17 year olds, 18 – 25 year olds, School students, University students, Older People

Suitable for volunteers interested in: Arts & Crafts, Children, Families & Family Support, End of Life, Bereavement & Hospices, Other

Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: No

Full Description:
Our Creative Therapies team work with patients and family members to offer the opportunity to explore and express complex thoughts and emotions around the experience of dealing with life-limiting illness and loss.

Our volunteers support qualified therapists to ensure that every person who attends has the opportunity to access the activities on offer in a safe and supported environment. Without volunteers, we would not be able to offer this valuable service to so many people.


Main tasks
• support with setting up the art materials in the creative therapy room or the communal area in the Inpatient Unit
• support patients in the room with any needs they may have using the art materials
• support patients in expressing their creativity in whatever way they can
• support to tidy up after each session
• support with setting up and offering drinks to patients
• ensure the patients work is kept safe

What are we looking for?

• someone who is able to work creatively with a team of people of varied abilities and skills
• someone with an interest in using art to help with patient wellbeing
• the ability to be empathetic and patient, allowing participants to find their own way of interacting with the materials on offer

At Grove House: Tuesday mornings 9.30 to 12.00 and/or Tuesday afternoons 1.30 to 4.00