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The Showtime Players
The Showtime Players

A selection of the opportunities available this week through Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

A hospice team needs special volunteers to support families following bereavement.

The Tring-based charity Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care offers specialist advice and support to patients and carers 365 days a year.

Bereavement volunteers are needed to support families in person, on the phone or at social groups.

The right volunteers will have good listening and communication skills, their own transport and be able to attend a 10-week training course, starting in May.

In addition to your contact with families you would be expected to attend support meetings every six weeks and nursing meetings in alternate months. Travel expenses are available.

> The hospice team also needs volunteer receptionists for their Tring office.

Reception volunteers offer a warm welcome to callers and visitors and help with basic admin when needed.

If you have good IT skills, a calm telephone manner and could help out on either a Thursday morning or Friday afternoon, the team would love to hear from you.

> Friendly and helpful volunteers are needed to support and befriend residents in sheltered accommodation.

Sibleys Orchard in Leverstock Green has 10 residents and is run by the Abbeyfield Society Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead.

Volunteers help out for a few hours each day for one week in every six. Tasks might include organising a coffee morning, chatting with residents, helping to serve meals and doing small errands. You would be joining a caring and supportive team and have the chance to take on more responsibilities in time.

> Have a great time volunteering by accompanying the Showtime Players, pictured, as their new pianist.

The players love performing all the old favourites from the 1920s to the 1970s and do a great job by entertaining folk at lunch clubs and community centres.

Practice sessions are on Wednesday evenings at Warners End Community Centre.

To find out more visit the website or call 01442 247209