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Volunteer information for ‘Make a Move!’

Together… through treatment and beyond

‘Make a Move!’ is an event hosted by Bristol Children’s Hospital and funded by The Grand Appeal. It is for all cancer and benign haematology patients aged 16 years or under on the day of the event.

This year’s event will be held again at the Team Bath Sports Training Village at the University of Bath on Saturday 31 August. 

Volunteers must be working within the paediatric cancer or benign haematology service within the South West. Volunteers must be 18 years and over and staff only.

If you wish to help at the event, you will need to complete the online volunteer registration form. This needs to be done prior to the event.

Hours of work

The event runs from 09.30 to 16.00, with doors opening to families at 09.00. Therefore, staff will be required from 08:30 to 17.00 and will be required to work all or part of as follows:

All day: 08.30 to 17.00

AM only: 08.30 to 13.00

PM only: 12.30 to 17.00

You will need to sign in and out on the day at the registration desk.

Roles and responsibilities

Breaks

If you are working a whole day, you are welcome to take up to a one-hour lunch break and two 15-minute tea breaks.

If you are working a 4.5-hour shift, you are welcome to take one 15-minute tea break.

Please do use and take your breaks.

Facilities

What to wear

Health and safety

There will be designated first-aiders, and further information will be given at the briefing on the day.

Expenses

You are entitled to claim expenses for bus fares and mileage from your home or workplace to the event. Please email helenb@grandappeal.org.uk post-event for a travel expenses form.

Contact

If you have any questions or need to contact us, please use the details below:

makeamove@uhbw.nhs.uk

Thank you so much for your help and support in making this event possible for our young patients.

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