Angela, a volunteer for Naomi House Children’s Hospice from World of Difference 2011, said: “Working for Naomi House was a very humbling experience, the staff and volunteers are so dedicated and passionate about the children and their families cared for at the hospice, they really do make a difference to peoples’ lives.”
Angela has reflected on her positive experiences with the hospice in a week-by-week blog on the World of Difference website.
Successful applicants to the programme will become an employee of the charity and be subject to their employment terms and conditions for the placement. Placements can be full-time for two months or part-time for four months (minimum 15 hours a week).
To apply, applicants will need to contact a charity and agree on a work plan. If your hospice is not already on the ‘Charity Matchmaker’, it can be added using a form on their website. Hospices can publicise this opportunity, and a media toolkit containing posters and banners can be used.
£2,500 will be paid by The Vodafone Foundation towards the salary for each successful applicant. National insurance and employers’ tax liabilities will be paid from this amount, and the balance provided to the employee as a salary. £250 will also be paid additionally towards administration costs such as CRB checks and other expenses.
The deadline for the applications is 13 November 2012. Details are on the Vodaphone – World of Difference website.