Volunteers play a significant role in Milford Care Centre. Their origin goes back to the foundation of the Hospice in 1977.  The Volunteer Department aims to provide a comprehensive service in the provision of non-essential care in Milford Care Centre.

Opportunities for volunteers arise in the Hospice, Library, Gardening, Nursing Home, Day Care Centre for the Older Adult and the Specialist Palliative Care Day Unit, Administration and Fundraising.

Our volunteers carry out indispensable tasks that let Milford provide the relaxed homely atmosphere for which it is recognised. The way volunteers interact with Milford is a dual one; they represent the outside community to our residents and patients and also bring the message of Milford to their communities.

The overarching aim of the Volunteer Department is to try and celebrate the talents of each volunteer and deploy them in the area where they will excel.

General Volunteers:

As a General Volunteer you would assist in the lives of patients and residents in whatever way you can.  Sometimes just being there to talk, remember, empathise and understand is all that is needed.

Duties of General Volunteers include, but are not limited to:

Maintain courtyard and sensory garden Assisting residents to/from Mass/dining room
Sacristan duties/Mass assistants Aperitif round in the Hospice
Accompanying patients for appointments Plant and flower care
Car fleet maintenance Computer training
Complementary therapy Assisting in hair salon
Knitting group Recreation/entertainment/activities/walking group
Irish Therapy Dogs programme Assisting in Art/Horticulture classes
Traffic management during funeral removals

If you would like to become a volunteer please click here and you will be directed to our application page.

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