Ayrshire Hospice: Complementary Therapy Volunteer


Complementary Therapy Volunteer: ongoing opportunity

What's the role?

Help make today matter by providing a range of Complementary Therapy treatments for patients and carers.

Key tasks:

· Use a range of complementary therapies to support patients on the in-patient unit, outpatients, family members & bereaved relatives

· Work as part of a team and be supported by experienced staff.

· Keep clear concise patient notes in line with data protection and confidentiality.

· Evaluate patient satisfaction

Who are they?

The Ayrshire Hospice is an experienced source of outstanding quality care and services which helps those with any life-limiting illness. Care is provided where there is no cure for the condition, but which improves the quality of each day for people who have a limited time to live. The hospice helps adults throughout Ayrshire and Arran with life limiting illness such as cancer, neurological conditions, end stage heart failure and lung disease. We help people to live as actively as they can to the end of their lives - however long that may be, where ever that may be.


We not only take care of people’s physical needs but look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Family members, close friends and carers are also supported both during a person’s illness and in bereavement. We provide care in a number of places. These include people’s own homes, hospitals and care homes as well as in our purpose built day care and in-patient units. Wherever suits our patients best.

Link to the Hospice website:


What could you gain?

This opportunity will allow you to gain experience of working with people with complex medical and social needs as part of an enthusiastic, creative and innovative hospice team.

As a volunteer therapist you will gain precious experience in a very supportive and integrated therapeutic environment. You will be working with a multitude of professionals treating patients and carers in palliative and end-of-life care, providing care and well-being for those who are really in need.


The Ayrshire Hospice 35 Racecourse Road, Ayr

When can I volunteer?

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday X X  
Friday X X  

Skills/Experience needed?

- Qualifications in Complementary Therapy to the standard of CNHC and a minimum of HNC level or equivalent

- Experience in a Complementary Therapy role of at least two years

- Valid registration and membership of a relevant approved association

- Indemnity insurance for £1,000,000 via a professional body

- Willingness to uphold the values of the hospice

- Be able to follow health and safety procedures regarding appropriate use of equipment

- Good communication

- Compassion, empathy and sensitivity to the client group

- Be able to use initiative and work unsupervised at times

Requirements for starting the role?

Application, interview and disclosure check



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