Chaplaincy

 

Some of our chaplaincy volunteers perform a spiritual role which would include:

  • Offering spiritual and emotional support to patients
  • Helping prepare the chapel
  • Reading lessons and leading a prayer

Other volunteers perform a more clerical role which could include some or all of the following tasks:

  • Welcoming visitors to the chaplaincy centre
  • Taking messages directly from visitors to the chaplaincy centre, and making sure they are forwarded to the appropriate person
  • Making telephone calls on behalf of the chaplaincy team
  • Answering the telephones in the department – taking, recording and forwarding messages
  • Using the internal bleep system to alert chaplains to urgent referrals
  • Implementing and maintaining office systems to support the ongoing work of chaplaincy in conjunction with the Lead Chaplain
  • Providing administrative support to the chaplaincy volunteer training programme
  • Providing administrative support to the ‘Chaplaincy in Conversation’ programme
  • Writing correspondence on behalf of the chaplaincy team
  • Maintaining the chaplaincy activity data base
  • Preparing and circulating the on-call rota in conjunction with the Lead Chaplain
  • Preparing presentation materials for the department
  • Maintaining the office diary
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times
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