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Volunteer

Volunteers are at the heart of Rotorua Hospice – without our volunteers, we simply could not provide the same level of care to our community.

Opportunities

The volunteer positions at Rotorua Community Hospice cover a wide range of skill sets and interests. Whether you want to get involved weekly, monthly or occasionally, there’ll be a volunteer opportunity for you.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Shop volunteers
  • Warehouse assistants and drivers
  • Administration roles
  • Fundraising and event volunteers
  • Gardeners and maintenance volunteers
  • Patient and family companions
  • Biographers / Life story writers
  • Beauty and massage
  • Day Stay volunteers and patient drivers

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Education & Training

When you join Rotorua Community Hospice, we want you to feel welcome. All volunteers receive an initial orientation and induction. The training we provide aims to build confidence, knowledge and skills. Training is offered throughout the year and includes:

  • Essence of palliative care
  • Customer care and communication
  • Health and safety, Work Well and store security

Volunteers who will be working directly with patients will be required to undertake a 2-3 day training programme.

Educational Opportunities

Youth Ambassador Volunteers

If you are working towards gaining your Duke of Edinburgh Award, we can help by offering you volunteer experience as part of your community service. Consider volunteering for a 3-4 hour shift once a fortnight in the following areas:

  • Retail assistants at the Hospice Shops
  • Vehicle cleaning (wash, polish and valet)
  • Baking for Day Stay Patients
  • Fundraising/Events/Appeals Volunteers

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. You get to work with your friends, have fun, meet new people and learn new skills.

Become an Ambassador

Shop with us

Our shops turn pre-loved treasures into much needed comfort for families in their time of need. Proceeds help to fund our Hospice services, which are provided to patients and whānau free of charge.

We have something for you! Every purchase helps support a person with a life-limiting illness.

If you would like to donate good condition, second hand items, please contact us first. Sometimes we cannot accept goods as our storage space is limited. For large items, we offer a pick up service.

Clothing • Linen • Furniture • Bric-a-Brac • China • Jewellery • Wool & Craft • Other Curios & Treasures


1134 Eruera Street
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 2.00pm
(07) 346 2461

Join us in a Corporate Partnership. You will have the chance to make a real social impact in the community you live and work in. You will help touch the lives of 420 patients every year.

We work hard to understand your company so we can provide bespoke events and campaigns that will engage your staff, deliver corporate social responsibility targets and market your partnership.

To discuss any of these opportunities, please contact our Fundraising and Marketing Manager at pr@rotoruahospice.co.nz or on 07 343 6808

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Join us for an upcoming event

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Palliative Care for Caregivers Training

2019 Dates TBC

Key principles, practical knowledge and skills of palliative care for caregivers

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Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Lecture Series

First Thursday of every month 

Different topics and speakers each month

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BNI Networking Quiz

Teams of 4 -6, $25pp, gather the gang and get competitive! This is one not to be missed!

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Harcourts Dancing for Hospice

10 August 2019

Harcourts Dancing for Hospice returns for a fourth year! 2019 event details will be updated soon.

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Mitre10 Mega Rotorua Ladies Night

October 2019 (date TBC)

A ladies night out for a great cause!

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Hospice Awareness Week Workshops & Open Day

Monday 13th May - Sunday 19th May

Let’s raise awareness together of who Hospice are and what we do in the Rotorua Community!

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Syringe Driver Competency Workshops

2019 Dates TBC

For nurses who use syringe drivers in the course of their work

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Rotorua Marathon

May 4th 2019

Join Team Hospice at the Rotorua Marathon

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The Fundamentals of Palliative Care

2019 Dates TBC

Ten learning modules on the fundamentals of palliative care

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Waikato Regional Palliative Care Service Grand Round

Second Wednesday of each month

Different topics and speakers each month

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This is Tom & Avis’ story

Having only moved to Rotorua two years ago from a lifestyle block, the Rotorua Hospice team has become Tom and Avis’ family.

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Rotorua Community Hospice Stories

Stories of the individuals who have touched our lives.