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At this time, this role is flexible. You will receive essential training and we will prepare you the very best we can. We will then call upon you when our services require your support the most.

We’re really proud of our dedicated chaplaincy service across all our care homes, and as volunteer chaplain, your role would be extremely important at this difficult time. We place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families and our colleagues, of all faiths and none.

This role is about compassion, listening to and supporting those with the very biggest need amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re looking for an empathic and caring person to join our care home teams. 

As part of our dedicated care home team, as a volunteer chaplain you will:

  • Be providing one-to-one support, comfort and a listening ear to our residents and their families and MHA colleagues.
  • Supporting residents and families at the end of life
  • Assisting with any religious duties, where appropriate praying with residents, reading scripture and engaging in conversation

Though previous experience is desirable, the right approach and willingness to undertake full training is far more important to us. You will be part of a team who believe in respecting every resident as a unique individual, treating them with the dignity you would wish for yourself.

Please note, some of our homes are currently closed to volunteers, however there is some remote befriending roles available in these homes. We can also provide you with the relevant training in this time so that once our homes re-open to visitors, you will be able to take up your position as volunteer chaplain. We know that for a long time to come we will need to supply additional pastoral support and so if you think your skills match what we’re looking for we need you!

Read our becoming a chaplaincy volunteer to learn more about the role. 

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Why volunteer for MHA?

We are a charity that inspires the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life. Each individual that makes up our team is valued and is part of a community that is dedicated to improving the lives of older people.

We are proud to service all our residents with pastoral care through our dedicated chaplaincy service. We place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families and our colleagues regardless of faith, background or belief.

Hear from our colleagues

“It’s a chaplain’s job to make sure that there is a sense of community, togetherness, of belonging, of purpose, fun, joy, comfort and healing. That’s what care of the spirit is all about.” - MHA chaplain

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