Get Involved Volunteer with us Current Volunteer Opportunities Treasure Transporter Could you spare half a day a week to transport our treasures around Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry? We’re looking for volunteers with a full driving licence (category B) to drive our van between George Thomas Hospice Care sites. As part of this role, you will be a vital link in the rotation of stock between our shops and hospice centre in Whitchurch. We have seven charity shops in South East Wales – Barry, Cathays, Ely, Llanishen, Splott, Penarth and Whitchurch. We also test electrical items in our hospice centre in Whitchurch. Our shops rose over £240,000 in the last financial year, which goes towards supporting life-limiting patients in Cardiff. Whilst experience of driving a large van and deliveries/logistics is advantageous, full training will be given by a member of our team. You will be covered by our insurance policy whilst driving the van and reasonable expenses will be covered for you to travel to and from our hospice site. For more information, please see our role description. The role is subject to satisfactory references. Think you’ve got what it takes? Volunteer Receptionist Cover We're looking for Volunteer Receptionists to cover sickness and holidays on our hospice reception desk. The role involves meeting and greeting a wide variety of visitors to the hospice as well as directing incoming phone calls. It is a busy position and can involve dealing with distressed patients and/or family members, but is great if you're a people person and like meeting new people. Full training will be given to all volunteers. The role is subject to satisfactory references. Collection Box Agent Collection Box Agents drop off and collect our charity collection boxes across Cardiff. Volunteers can also help source new venues to hold boxes. This role is fully flexible, working to whatever hours and time commitment you can give. If you are a sociable person with good networking skills and an outgoing personality then this is the volunteer role for you. You must be aged 18 or over and have your own transport. Local knowledge of the Cardiff area would be an advantage. Shop volunteers We're looking for volunteers for our charity shops in Ely (CF5 5BY),Whitchurch (CF14 1DJ), Clifton Street (CF24 1LX), Crwys Road (CF24 4NQ), Barry (CF63 4HD) and Penarth (CF64 2AB). Our shops are vital to raising funds to keep supporting terminally ill patients and their families for free.It's a great way to get out of the house, meet new people, gain experience a reference and really put something back into your community. Shifts are only 3.5 hours a week or every other week (either a morning (9.30am to 1.00pm) or an afternoon (1.00pm to 4.30pm). Helping in our shops involves things like covering on the till, sorting and putting out stock as well as pricing items. Patient Driver Our patient numbers continue to rise and we urgently need more volunteer drivers to help bring in patients who otherwise may not be able to access some of our free services such as our day groups, counselling, and clinics. For some patients it may be the only time that week they've left their house, helping prevent isolation. The patient undertake various activities including creative therapies, which may help some patients deal with the emotional effects of their illness, it can also provide respite for carers and families whilst their loved one is in the group.Our main groups are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons - 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Drivers use their own cars and must be at least 21 years old. Agreed mileage is paid.