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, Hospice Shop, 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.
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|