Therapies Gym and Hydrotherapy Volunteer

Dorothy House Hospice Care - Somerset

Name: Therapies Gym and Hydrotherapy Volunteer
Organisation: Dorothy House Hospice Care - Somerset
Location: Dorothy House Hospice Care, Winsley, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2LE
Type: Part Time
There are 2 positions, ideally each for 1 morning per week. We need to cover Wednesday am and Friday am. We also would like for you to be available to, on occasion, assist with Hydrotherapy; which takes place once a month in Frome.


Are you looking to have new experiences, learn new things, and meet new people? Whether you’re looking to donate your spare time to a good cause or get back in to the workplace, this could be the post for you!

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do here are Dorothy House. This is a great opportunity to join an established and welcoming team, working closely with our patients. We are looking for 2 volunteers to work one morning per week in the newly refurbished Gym, supporting our Physiotherapists as required, in our main building at Winsley.

We also would like for you to be available to, on occasion, assist with Hydrotherapy; which takes place once a month in Frome.

Experience not required as full training will be provided.

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Organisation Description

We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
We give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.


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Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Health & Hospices
  • Social Care
  • Sport & Outdoor Activities

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Community Work
  • General and Helping
  • Sports Development

Skills and Qualifications


Your qualities
• Good communication skills
• Empathy & understanding
• Friendly and approachable
• Ability to work in a team
• Reliability
• Computer literacy
• Awareness of own needs in relation to support


-Building confidence
-Developing new/existing skills
-Working in a friendly and welcoming team
-Boosting your CV
-Supporting the work of Dorothy House
-Develop a record of your skills and competencies

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel expenses paid
Restrictions: None
Induction: Induction and ongoing support provided by supervisor
Insurance Cover: Covered by insurance
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Full training provided
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, DBS Check