Support Service
0208 366 4333
Registered Charity
Number 1094435

Volunteering Opportunities at Nightingale

We value greatly the work our volunteers do for us as it contributes enormously to the range of services we can offer patients and families; without them we could not do all that we do.

Nightingale volunteering

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Volunteer Sales and Stock Assistant

To assist in the day-to-day running of Nightingales charity shops (located at 188 Baker Street, EN2 and 171 Bramley Road, Oakwood, N14) to maximise sales and profitability.

You will be a person who has a courteous manner and a good standard of personal presentation, a confident individual who enjoys meeting and greeting the general public and who appreciates the value of teamwork and good customer care.

Each shop volunteer is asked to work a minimum of one 4 hour shift each week.

Duties:

  • To assist and serve customers, providing a service of the highest standard
  • To assist in stock processing, including sorting, steaming, hanging of donated goods and once trained pricing of stock.
  • To be involved in cash handling and till operation
  • To assist the manager in ensuring stock and cash security
  • To assist in keeping the shop premises clean and tidy
  • To promote a supportive voluntary team
  • To promote public understanding of the work of the Nightingale and the importance of raising funds through the shop
  • To partake in the Charity's bag check programme and fully adhere to all aspects of the loss prevention policy
  • To promote and apply the Nightingale health & safety policy

This list is only a guide to the types of duties that may be required

A minimum of four consecutive hours per week.

Please complete the attached application form and forward to fiona@nightingalesupport.org.uk.

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Office Administrative Assistant

Job title: A Voluntary Clerical and Administrative Assistant

An enthusiastic hard working person to help support the Services and Fundraising Teams.
Job summary: The role will require you to liaise with the general public, people living with cancer, their families and other Healthcare Professionals. This role requires administrative, computer, including database and good interpersonal skills. The volunteer will be expected to undertake general administrative tasks within the office. The volunteer will promote a positive image of the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre to individuals.
Time Requirement: A minimum of one day a week (six hours).

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in all aspects of clerical and administrative duties and any other duties as required by line manager.
  2. Register new records on the database and then make up relevant file.
  3. Make appointments on the database/diary for all clients eg: Therapies, counselling, review, 1-2-1 meetings.
  4. To co-inside with database diary bookings, arrange 1-2-1 meeting for staff on Google Calendar.
  5. Prepare standard letters for circulation to third parties.
  6. Answer the telephones and deal with the call appropriately.
  7. Ring clients on a regular basis or as requested.
  8. Interact with clients on an ad hoc basis.
  9. Other duties as necessary.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills Essential / Desirable
Good organisational ability E
Minimum of two years Administration and clerical experiences E
Has the ability to work using own initiative E
Is aware of the necessity to work as part of a team E
Is computer literate E
Has worked with Databases/diary systems E
Personal  
Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with people in person and by telephone E
Holds a full driving licence, and has use of a car D

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Driving Volunteers

The Nightingale provides a transport service for patients who need to get to hospital for treatment.

For many people living with cancer the journey to and from hospital appointments presents a problem and our aim is to make their journeys as easy and as stress free as possible. We need drivers who can help us to provide this transport service.

On some occasions, trips to and from hospital may need to include a carer as well as the patient. It may also be necessary for drivers to wait for patients and carers while treatment is undertaken. Drivers will then return patient's back to their homes.

If you have some time to spend and feel that you could help provide this very important service we would be pleased to hear from you.

Each driver is required to commit to set days/times.

Drivers must hold a clean driving license (maximum of 6 points) and full insurance.

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Fund Raisers

The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre arose through the actions of volunteers and charitable donations from many sources.

Like most charities, we can only develop and continue our work if we continue to be supported by the community we work in. Therefore, we need people to raise funds on our behalf.

We need supporters who are able to organise events, help at events or who don't mind what they do but just want to help.

Please contact our fundraising manager on 020 8366 9674 or fundraiser@nightingalesupport.org.uk and service and information if you feel that you could help raise vital funds by any of the above means.

We will offer you support and help with publicising any events you may wish to host and we can offer ideas that you might be able to put into practice. We can also put you in touch with other groups of fundraisers who are working with us. You will be a very welcome addition to The Nightingale team

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Volunteer Complementary Therapist

The complementary therapy team based at the Nightingale is in need of more qualified and insured volunteer therapists. We require therapists qualified in massage, aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage although other therapies will be considered according to the needs of our clients.

Ideally you should be available weekdays on a weekly basis, and your commitment would be 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of six months after starting, and to be available to attend team meetings as and when required.

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Some find the experience and confidence they gain from working at The Nightingale a useful stepping stone on the way to a rewarding career. Other people bring to us a lifetime of experience.

Find out more about current volunteer vacancies by clicking on the individual links below or for more information please phone the Nightingale on 0208 366 4333 or email Fiona@nightingalesupport.org.uk