Volunteers play a significant role in Milford Care Centre. Their origin goes back to the foundation of the Hospice in 1977.
Opportunities for volunteers arise in the Hospice, Hospice Shop, Library, Gardening, Nursing Home, Day-Care Centre for the Older Adult and Palliative Care Day-Care.
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||Escorting residents to/from Mass/dining room|
|Sacristan duties||Aperitif round in the Hospice|
|Accompanying patients for appointments||Plant and flower care|
|Bus driving||Computer training|
|Complementary therapy||Assisting in hair salon|
|Library book round||Nail care|
|Irish Therapy Dogs programme||Assisting in Art/Horticulture classes|
|Participation at Bereavement Information evenings at Milford Care Centre||Assisting the Pastoral Care Department at regular Remembrance Masses|