Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life but people also volunteer for their own skill development.
Opportunities to Volunteer
Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people
Reception A vitally important role, as the receptionist is often the first point of contact for anyone ringing or visiting the Hospice, answering the busy telephone, dealing with enquiries, and passing on messages.
Day Therapy Unit Volunteers help with general tasks, talking with patients and serving meals.
Drivers Using their own cars, drivers transport patients to and from the hospice, generally once a week. A fuel allowance is made. Drivers need fully comprehensive insurance, a valid driving license and permission from their insurance company to use their car for this purpose.
Retail We are always looking for assistance in our charity shops across the area. If you have a couple of hours to spare each week and would like to join our friendly team, call Phyllis Jones on 01745 583170
In-Patient Unit volunteers help with a variety of non-nursing tasks as requested by the nursing staff. These might include answering the door, giving help to patients, their relatives or visitors, arranging flowers, answering the telephone, and other duties as required.
Fundraising & Events Our fundraising team work tirelessly to raise the funds to maintain hospice services at St Kentigern. Volunteers are very valuable to the team in both administration roles in the office, to helping at events from marshalling to bucket collecting and to aid with promotion of the hospice.
This is what our volunteers say:
I enjoy meeting people
I want to put something back into this world
It makes me feel useful again
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.