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Robin House - Toy Cleaning Volunteer

Toy Cleaning volunteers are an essential part of the Robin House Activities Team. We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who take a pride in maintaining a clean environment to join the team.

The aim of this role is to work within a team to keep the hospice toys and play areas clean, tidy and welcoming. The Hospice should be a home from home for children and families who come to the hospice for rest and relaxation. 

What activities will I be involved in?

Supporting the Activities Team with general cleaning duties such as:

  • Cleaning toys and play equipment
  • General tidying of play areas
  • Highlight toys that are broken or require replacement batteries

What skills and abilities will I need to have? 

  • An outgoing and friendly personality
  • Patience, empathy, tact and understanding
  • An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
  • An ability to relate to people of all ages
  • Good communication skills
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
  • Enjoy cleaning and tidying
  • Chatting to children and families in the play areas

How much time should I offer? 

You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning or afternoon for one half day or one full day. This can be discussed and agreed with your Supervisor. 

Where is the opportunity based? 

Robin House Hospice in Balloch  

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive? 

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role.

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

What are the benefits to me? 

  • Learning new skills whilst having fun
  • Using your existing skills
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your cv
  • Meeting new people
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS? 

Children and families are in a welcome, hygienic, clean, tidy environment to help them feel relaxed in the hospice.

What else should I know? 

This role requires membership of the PVG scheme (Children). There is a simple form to complete and we will assist you with this. You may already have a PVG form – if so you will only need to complete an update form. The process won’t cost you anything and having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. We will assess each applicant on an individual basis. 

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy

What's the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online.


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