We provide pastoral support and spiritual and religious care for patients, visitors and staff.

If you are interested in this aspect of volunteering, please contact Rev. Laurence Gamlen, Pastoral and Spiritual Care Lead Chaplain on 01932 873324 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note this membership must be supported by your faith leader and attendance at a preliminary training course is required.

 

Personal Characteristics / Personal Specification:

  • Committed member of a faith community
  • Warm, friendly and non-judgmental
  • Able to cope with patients who might be distressed
  • Good listener
  • Reliable
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality
  • Sensitive to patient’s spiritual/religious needs and practices

 

The role includes:

  • Giving supportive presence
  • Providing general support and companionship for vulnerable patients and their families /carers
  • A willingness to fulfil your role ecumenically within the Chaplaincy Team
  • Referring any requests for a chaplain to visit. (Usually done through the ‘on-call’ Chaplain).
  • Willingness to attend regular meetings of the Chaplaincy Volunteers and of the wider Trust Volunteer Team in order to maintain awareness of developments both within the Chaplaincy Team and the Trust.

 

What we can offer:

  • Induction with fellow Trust volunteers and clinical staff
  • Local induction
  • A friendly team of fellow Volunteers & Chaplains
  • Satisfaction for the individual by helping others
  • Ongoing support