Category Archives: Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020? If so, then please consider volunteering for Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. We are looking to appoint new volunteers with a range of different skills and interests.

Please click here for application form

Admin Support

Can you spare a few hours a week working behind the scenes? The Friends need Admin Support to assist with the smooth running of the charity, promoting our purpose and values.

This will include working with Administrator,

  • Acting as a point of contact for incoming enquires
  • Maintaining accurate membership records in the database
  • Processing applications for new Friends
  • Maintaining “hard copy” membership files in the Friends Office
  • Assisting with the Spring Collectors’ Party
  • Processing donations received from Collectors or through the post
  • Photocopying and filing appropriate documents as needed

It is important to have excellent communications skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs and Access.

Please contact Mrs Linsley Withers, Friend’s Administrator, on admin@friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk to discuss this opportunity in greater detail.

Collectors

We depend on Collectors to represent the Friends in the local community. they deliver newsletters and collect annual donations from Friends in a predetermined area, usually their own neighbourhood. They often encourage others to become new Friends.

Our Annual Donation Drive starts in the spring with a Party of our Collectors. The Collector pick up their pack and in their own time deliver the contents. Depending on the size of the area this doesn’t usually take long. sometimes Collectors need to visit an address several times to meet the Friend and ask for their donation. Once they have finished their round, they return their completed packs with the money they have collected.

We are currently looking for Collectors in the following areas:

  • Charlton Horethorne
  • Holwell
  • Lydlinch and Bagber
  • Nether and Other Compton
  • North Wootton

Sherborne

  • Castle Road
  • Hound Street
  • Ridgeway
  • Sheeplands

If you would like to become a Collector, please contact Mrs Celia Harvey, Trustee for Friendship, on celia.m.harvey@gmail.com

Fundraiser / Party Planner

Your parties are the talk of the town and everyone wants an invitation. Can you help the Friends plan and execute special events? Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull on elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com would love some help with this important area.

IT and Computer Support

Closest Geek? Love spending time on your computer? The Friends could use your help. Our beloved Webmaster and Computer Programmer is stepping down due to ill-health and we need volunteers to assist us with both our Website and IT support of our Access database. (We appreciate the skills needed for both areas are  very different and are therefore several volunteers are needed to fulfil these important roles)

Please contact Mrs Linsley Withers, Friend’s Administrator, on admin@friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk to discuss these key positions.

Poster Helpers

The Friends hold several events annually and need individuals to help publicise these events in the local community. Our Poster Helpers receive either hard copies or an electronic copy of posters advertising upcoming special events or fundraisers. They have pre-determined places to put their posters which have been previously agreed with local businesses and locations.

Can you put up a Friend’s poster to spread the word? Please contact Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull on elizabethturnbull70@btinerent.com

Occasional Helpers

If you are unable to commit to volunteering often, then please consider becoming a Casual Helper.

At the Friends we rely on you to help us with a variety of activities including

  • Car Boot Sales where we need individuals to help marshal cars, collect entrance fees and serve teas / coffees and our famous bacon butties
  • Assisting us with Special Events where you could decorate the venue, welcome guests, serve at a cash bar or help tidy up
  • Holding collecting buckets at public events to raise not only valuable donations but awareness of the work of the Friends

If this interests you – then please contact Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull on elizabethturnbull70@btinernet.com

Please note that all of the opportunities are helping the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital and are not the same as a Yeatman Hospital Volunteer. Currently there are no vacancies for Yeatman Hospital Volunteers. Please check vacancies with Mrs June McCourt, Pa for Matron, on June.mccourt@nhs.net

If you would like to become a volunteer – please complete the application form by clicking here

 

Volunteers Needed!

There are several volunteer roles undertaken for the Yeatman.

Volunteers based at the Hospital itself include:
• The Trolley Shop is taken around the wards in the Willows, selling sundry items to the patients and their visitors.
• The Willows Garden is tended to provide an attractive outlook for the patients and places to sit in the fresh air.
• Flower arrangers provide arrangements in public areas of the hospital.
• Beverage volunteers serve a selection of hot and cold drinks to patients in the wards in both the morning and afternoon.
• Additional opportunities are also occasionally available.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact June McCourt on June.mccourt@nhs.net

The Friends Helpers assist with:
• Collecting donations from their neighbours, delivering our newsletters and encouraging new membership.
• Assisting with special events and fundraisers. This can range from bucket collections to marshalling at our Car Boot Sales.
• Posters helpers help us advertise upcoming events by distributing posters in their local areas.
• All of the members of the Executive Committee freely give of their time and talents administrating the finances, membership and activities of the Friends. Do you have a skill that would be of benefit to the Friends?
Please contact us at admin@friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk