Rowans Hospice Hospice Companions - The Directory Group




The Rowans Hospice is looking for some very important people to volunteer in vital roles. Everyone appreciates the little things in life that make a big difference and Hospice Companions Volunteers provide those niceties for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Just a small commitment of a couple of hours a week, a fortnight or a month could make a huge difference to a patient, either in their own home or at the Hospice. Volunteer complementary therapists are needed for treatments such as hand or foot massage, volunteer hairdressers to provide shampoo, cut and blow-dry for in-patients and volunteer manicurists who can provide basic hand care to patients. In addition, Hospice Companion Volunteers are needed to support patients and carers at home offering practical and emotional support.

Pauline Wallace, Hospice Companions Liaison Officer, said: “Whether it’s offering a listening ear over a cup of tea or practical tasks such as doing the washing-up or ironing, just an hour or two can help prevent social isolation and help the patient adjust to living with their illness. Hours can be chosen to suit your availability, full training will be given and travelling expenses will be paid.”

For more information, visit and select Volunteer Vacancies or call Pauline Wallace on 023 9223 8545.

Closing date:  8th May

Interview dates:
Hospice Companions 19th May
Therapists, Hairdressers & Manicurists 29th May

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley