Handy person Volunteer in Plymouth - What we are looking for! 

We are on the lookout for a general handyperson to Volunteer at our Hospital Hotel in Plymouth! As a busy hotel by Derriford Hospital in Plymouth we often have several maintenance jobs that need doing throughout the year. These types of jobs include things such as unblocking sinks / fixing leaking sinks, putting up shelves, painting/decorating, changing light bulbs, fixing toilet flushes, putting up curtains, or fixing door handles. It can often be difficult to find tradespeople willing to do such minor jobs, that’s where volunteers can step in to help.  

This role would not have set hours, with a flexible ‘as and when’ approach with a focus on fitting it with the volunteers’ available time.   

This is an ideal role for someone who may be looking to keep busy in retirement or semi-retirement, allowing them to keep using existing skills, stay in touch with a friendly group of people and support a worthwhile local charity that is passionate about supporting others. 

The handyperson will also have the option to help with our driving service should they wish. This would be to drive guests to and from the Hospital in our Hearts Together shuttle vehicle when on site, which is a fully electric Automatic  

What’s in it for you? 

  • You will meet new people and become part of the Hearts Together team and volunteer community 
  • Finding a volunteer role that you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energising escape from your day-to-day routine.  
  • You can gain confidence in your skills with a real meaningful sense of accomplishment and impact 


What you’ll be doing 

  • Undertake any required maintenance that you are capable of doing, such as painting, carpentry, general maintenance. 
  • Make arrangements for all work to be completed safely. 
  • Ensure that staff are kept up to date with what maintenance has been completed, and which is underway. 
  • More complex work such as plumbing or electrics will not be required unless you can present evidence of qualification in those areas.


What kind of person are we looking for? 

  • Kind, positive and respectful.  
  • You should enjoy meeting new people and have good non-judgemental communication skills 
  • Adaptable and reliable, as maintenance needs are likely to change regularly. 
  • Enthusiastic about DIY and competent in undertaking a range of general maintenance.  
  • You should be able to work well both as part of a team and independently.   



  • Relevant qualifications if you wish to undertake labour such as plumbing or electrical work. 
  • You must be able to adhere to service guidelines and manage appropriate boundaries, including the need for confidentiality.  

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to join us! To apply contact our Volunteer Manager at 01752 315900 or e-mail [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!