Public Appointments

Locks Heath Communicare Coffee Shop Helper

Can you help cover a morning session at the Lockswood Centre Coffee Shop, Locks Heath? Volunteers are invited to join the existing team on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Helpers usually work in pairs preparing and serving light refreshments. Duties include:

  • preparing tea/coffee/hot chocolate/bacon rolls
  • serving cakes/biscuits/sweets
  • taking money
  • clearing tables
  • washing up as required

The cafe is open during the week 9.30am to 12 noon (except Wednesdays and Sundays) – extended to 2pm on Saturdays to cover events at the Lockswood centre. No catering experience required, but good people skills are needed along with a friendly personality, basic money handling/mental maths skills, and a clean, presentable appearance,. Volunteers need to be willing to work as part of a team.

For further information please contact Volunteer Centre One Community on 023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]


Befriending Volunteers – Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

As a volunteer befriender your role will be to provide social companionship to patients who have a chronic or life limiting illness and are lonely and isolated. You will be visiting the patients in their own homes. In building a trusting relationship you can help to restore emotional well-being, confidence and feelings of self-worth. Regular social companionship can often help decrease the number of GP visits/phone calls a patient might make, and in some cases lessen the number of hospital admissions. Volunteer befrienders are a vital link between the patient and the health professional, safeguarding early intervention if/where necessary. Travel expenses are paid. Volunteers must be over 18 years. Full training is given and there are regular support and supervision meetings.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail  [email protected]