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Companion & Interpreter Volunteer

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St Luke’s is Sheffield’s Hospice, with a vision to support and care for everyone affected by terminal illness in Sheffield. We are a community organisation which means that everything we do is focused on helping people in their own communities as well as at our Little Common Lane site and our adjoining site on Ecclesall Road South.

We are looking for volunteers who can join our team Monday – Friday for around 3 hours during the morning or afternoon to help us to support our patients with a variety of roles, and will change depending on the needs of our Patients and teams on a daily basis, as well as to support us with translation.

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that our patients on the In-Patient Centre have companionship, emotional support and to offer a listening-ear. Our patients may want to take a walk in the garden, play a game, read a book or watch TV. You may also be asked to provide support to the hospitality team, being an ‘extra pair of hands’ to assist with tasks such as serving drinks, and clearing and cleaning tables. You will be able to use your own initiative to report and escalate any issues or concerns, and work as a team with other volunteers and staff in the hospice. 

As part of this role, we are looking for individuals who can support us with accurately interpreting conversations between health care providers and non-English-speaking patients following recommended guidelines. All languages are welcome but we are looking for volunteers with proficiency in one of the following languages: Punjabi, Arabic, Urdu and/or Pushto in particular.

Flexible hours: 3 Hours on a Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

For a full description of the role, please download the Task Profile at the foot of this page.

How to Apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by completing our online application form.

You may also apply by filling out a paper version of our Application Form and returning a scanned copy to [email protected].

Alternatively you can post it to: The Volunteer Development Team, St Luke's, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, S11 9NE.

If you do not have access to a printer, please email us on [email protected] or call 0114 235 7639 or 0114 235 7548 and we will be happy to post you a copy.

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