Having fun in the hydrotherapy pool

Volunteer opportunity

Hydrotherapy Pool Safety Assistant

Could you be our next volunteer superstar?

What’s the role?

You’ll be working directly with children and their families to help them enjoy the swimming pool, supporting qualified staff as a poolside safety assistant in case of an emergency. You’ll need to be confident around water and be happy to undertake the training provided or be qualified already.

When will I volunteer?

There are various shifts available on weekdays, evenings and weekends. We’re looking for a weekly or fortnightly commitment with ad-hoc shifts available too.

Where will I volunteer?

The role is based at the hospice in our wonderful heated hydrotherapy pool. The pool area is heated to 28 degrees so you’ll need to like the heat!

Frequently asked questions
  • an opportunity to be an integral part of our team
  • gain experience and skills
  • the reward of making a difference to the lives of children with a life limiting condition
  • helping to support families to make special memories

Does this sound like you?

  • confident around water
  • ability to carry out instructions from staff
  • reliable and good time-keeping
  • excellent communication and listening skills
  • good under pressure or in an emergency
  • understand the importance of confidentiality and boundaries
  • to be able to accept people as individuals and respect their differences

Pool Safety training will be provided if you aren’t already qualified.

An insight into palliative care is desirable but not essential as full induction training is given.

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