Step 1

INTAKE SESSIONS

We have three intake sessions during the year: Volunteer intake dates for 2020:

• Due to COVID-19, the next training session dates are to be confirmed.

Step 2

DOCUMENTATION

You will need the following documentation:

1. 2 Certified copies of your ID.

2. Police clearance (can be done at your nearest police station: cost: R114).

3. Information/application form – you will receive this application form at the intake session.

Step 3

TRAINING

Training sessions for new volunteers

• Due to COVID-19, the next training session dates are to be confirmed.

Step 4

START VOLUNTEERING

After attending the intake session, training session and a personal interview with the Volunteer Coordinator (Social Worker – Ulen Afrika) you will start with your shifts. We require that you volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per week. For now, you can apply for your police clearance as this usually takes up to 8 weeks. I hope that this information is clear.

Because Hospice has mainly babies and toddlers, volunteers generally do the following tasks:

Giving children individual attention and stimulation  activities (e.g. playing, reading or telling stories, building  puzzles, etc.);
Bathing and dressing
Feeding
TLC and cuddling (babies)
Bonding
Accompanying staff and children on trips (hospital  visits, group outings)
Helping when there are staff shortages
Help with tasks that staff are unable to complete (i.e.  spring-cleaning)
Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by section  Manager/ Volunteer Co-ordinator

What do volunteers do in Fund Development?

Fundraising events can be organized and promoted in conjunction with Heartlands Fundraiser.

Volunteers help with:

Basic maintenance of the building and equipment
Do basic needlework like making towels into facecloths
Reception duties
Administration
Transport of children or fetching files/ medication at  hospital
Assist in book shop and charity shop

What do International Volunteers Do?

We are also able to facilitate international volunteers – arrangements are done via external volunteer agencies.

Most of the international volunteers prefer to be involved with the babies and toddlers, but they could also get involved with the other departments, like the fundraising department, administration, Chic Boutique shop, coffee shop and book shop.

If the international volunteers are involved with the Hospice they will generally do the following tasks:

Giving children individual attention and stimulation activities (e.g.  playing, reading or telling stories, building puzzles, etc.);
Bathing and dressing;
Feeding;
TLC and cuddling (babies)
Bonding
Accompanying staff and children on trips (hospital visits, group outings)
Helping when there are staff shortages;
Help with tasks that staff are unable to complete (i.e. spring-cleaning);
Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by section Manager/ Volunteer
 Co-ordinator

Should you need any more information e-mail the volunteer coordinator Ulen Afrika at sw@heartlandsbaby.org