Volunteer Community Companions

July 9th, 2021

We currently have a number of vacancies

Role responsibilities
To support people receiving palliative care in their own home so that can remain in the community as long as possible. The role is designed to promote and support the quality of life for Mary Potter Hospice patients who are living in their own home, as well as provide respite for carers to support their wellbeing.

Some of the tasks may include:

  • Being present even if the person does not want to talk or if they want to sleep
  • Sitting with the person and talking
  • Reading a book, article, letter or newspaper to the person
  • Playing cards, board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle
  • Supporting the person to do activity that is important to them

Person requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Maturity and common sense
  • Non-judgmental and open minded
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Sensitivity, tolerance and empathy
  • Self-care and stress management skills
  • Works within Mary Potter Hospice’s policies and procedures
  • Comfortable working with a diverse range of people

Commitment
Up to 4 hours per week (across all patients)

Location
Wellington, Porirua or Kāpiti (in patients home)

Interested?
If you would like to be part of our team here at Mary Potter Hospice, we would love to hear from you.

Please complete our application form and contact us at volunteer@marypotter.org.nz if you have any questions.

Volunteer Community Companion Role Description