Domestic Volunteer

Location Chelmsford
Job type: Volunteer
Salary: Voluntary role (unpaid)
Contact name: Michelle von Kimmelmann

Contact email:
Job ref: 002382
Published: 23 days ago

The role

As a domestic volunteer, you will assist the team with the the day-to-day cleaning and laundry services at the hospice as agreed by the Domestic Team Leader, including clinical, public and office spaces. The post holder is part of a team, offering a high quality, flexible and customer focused service.


What you will be doing - key tasks

  • Carry out systematic cleaning as required with the use of machinery and/or Microfibre cleaning system

  • Practice safe handling of chemicals, always following manufacturer’s instructions and ensuring COSHH regulations are adhered to

  • Use the recycling and general waste facilities for the safe disposal of unwanted products and equipment

  • Receive, check off supplies and annotate delivery notes where there are shortages or breakages

  • Cooperate when new methods of work are introduced

  • Undertake safety inspections of equipment as required and maintain accurate records reporting any defects as necessary

How we will support you

We can offer you ‘taster’ sessions with the team so you can see what volunteering for us will be like. Once you decide you wish to continue volunteering, we will ensure you are shown how to carry out each of the tasks and are fully trained in the jobs you do with guidance from the Domestic Team Leader. We will ensure that you familiarise yourself and comply with the Health and Safety Policy, Fire Procedure, Manual Handling, GDPR and any other training where appropriate. It is also extremely important that you maintain strict confidentiality at all times and we ask that you adhere to the no smoking policy.


What you can gain from volunteering

  • A chance to work in a friendly team, to make new friends and meet a diverse group of people.

  • The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to gain valuable work experience to add onto your CV and to learn new skills.

  • Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle.

  • The chance to gain valuable experience and to give something back


What are the minimum requirements?

You need to have the physical ability to fulfil the requirements of the role including safe moving and handling



We have flexible shifts available throughout the week from Monday - Friday  to suit


To apply for the role, please CLICK HERE


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