Event: Recruitment session for new Volunteers at the Royal Sussex County Hospital
Date: Friday 11th October
Location: close to the Royal Sussex County Hospital – details given when booking a place
Small Acts of Friendship, based in the elderly care wards at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, is a project to help elderly patients retain dignity, social activity, mobility and wellbeing whilst in hospital. We are holding an Open Morning for people to come and find out about what volunteering with Small Acts of Friendship is like.
The volunteering role is to support a small group of patients taking part in activities such as reminiscence, art, hairdressing and poetry. You will be part of a supportive team of volunteers managed by the Small Acts of Friendship Coordinator, Paola O’Sullivan.
This role is suitable for people able to commit to a regular weekday morning slot (10.30am-12.30pm).
Volunteers are not asked to provide personal care for patients but do need to be able to focus on the needs of the patient as you engage with them, providing company and listening with empathy as they share their experiences. Small Acts of Friendship is an innovative project which has been running almost two years and was commended in the recent CQC inspection of the hospital.
Our volunteer team have a positive effect on patient wellbeing and find the experience personally fulfilling. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/UA6cV-8avf0
For more information and to book a place, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested but are unable to attend on Friday 11th October, please ask for more information from Suzy at email@example.com
Date(s) - 11/10/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am