Why volunteer?

Make a difference where it matters:

In the last year our team cared for more than 3,300 patients and family members, carers and loved ones. We simply can’t do that without the contribution of volunteers – whatever your skills, interests and availability, there is something you can do!

Meet new people:

Volunteering will give you the chance to meet some great people who are passionate about the same things as you. Working together and making a difference as a team can really bring people together and form strong relationships.

You can pick up some life skills:

Meeting new people, working as part of a team, building your confidence, self-esteem, motivation and developing leadership skills are just a few of the things you can get out of volunteering.

It’s great for your CV:

It’s tough out there in the working world, but volunteering some of your time could help. The skills you can pick up and the experience you gain are all transferable to your career – especially if you volunteer in a role directly related to your chosen path. Doing something outside your work and social life or studies shows initiative and enhances your CV to help you stand out from others for the right reason.

Volunteering can improve your emotional and physical wellbeing:

There is strong evidence on the link between volunteering and improved mental health and wellbeing.

 


Next steps

Once the recruitment process has been completed, we will invite you to attend our Volunteer Induction day here at the hospice or virtually online. This involves presentations from senior management to give you a better understanding of the hospice and our different departments. 

To get an idea of the difference volunteers make to St Richard’s Hospice, watch staff explain why they’re thankful for voluntary support. This video was recorded to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2019.

Contact Volunteer Services

Tel: 01905 763 963

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