Complementary Therapy Volunteer

St Margaret’s is looking for people to join the team who will bring their skills, talent and enthusiasm to the heart of our organisation as we respond to the changing needs of our community.

This is a voluntary role, based in Taunton. 

About you

If you have two years post-qualification experience or equivalent are able to demonstrate relevant and up to date CPD, and are looking to learn and develop your skills and can share in our vision and enthusiasm to make a difference, we would love to talk to you about this role and the work of St Margaret’s.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make a real difference
  • A comprehensive training and development package
  • Additional training courses can be attended if appropriate to the role
  • Broadening skills, knowledge and expertise working alongside a diverse range of professions
  • Enhance your CV
  • Travel expenses paid for some training/
  • Support from your service coordinator
  • Regular update opportunities including. newsletters and events
  • A uniform, facilities and equipment are provided.

Time commitment

  • The commitment of a Complementary Therapist volunteer will be discussed and agreed by the Complementary Therapy Lead, Volunteer Coordinator and the Volunteer prior to commencement of the role
  • You are required to attend induction and update training


Brief description of main tasks and activities

The Complementary Therapist Volunteer is responsible for enhancing the care being given to the patients, by the staff forming the multi-disciplinary team by providing Complementary Therapies, as directed, to palliative care patients, carers or bereaved relatives.

Provision of one or more of the following therapies would be desirable, reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Bowen Technique and Reiki. 

You are required to have your own insurance and be a member of a registered association for professional therapists.


We are looking for someone with the following:

  • People skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Transferable skills
  • Communications skills
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative ideas
  • Empathetic and caring personality
  • Ability to use IT technology for recording of therapies provided
  • Ability to operate within boundaries and according to procedures
  • Ability to provide welcoming and safe environment

Interested? Get in touch

If you are interested in becoming a Complementary Therapy Volunteer with the hospice please get in touch by.


Telephone: 01823 333822 or 01935 709480

Post: Volunteer admin, St Margaret’s Hospice, Heron Drive, Taunton, TA1 5HA

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