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My volunteering story, Glenn Barker

I have been a volunteer for only a year, but in that short time I have enjoyed the special quality that embodies working at St Richard’s. I started as a driver and have progressed to community volunteering, which has included brushing up on my ironing skills! The ‘Morgan rides’ venture, now in its second year, has… Read more »

My volunteering story, Ellie Bulman

Volunteering with the St Richard’s Hospice community team has been incredibly rewarding and has offered me a valuable insight into the social effects of illness on people’s everyday lives. As a Community Services Volunteer, I visit a lady being cared for by St Richard’s for an hour each week and help her with day to… Read more »

Hospice recognises vital support of volunteers

Volunteers who offer their skills and experience to help St Richard’s Hospice care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families are being recognised in a series of events. The week of events marks national Volunteers Week, 1-12th June, which aims to celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to their communities. Almost 1,000 volunteers… Read more »

Can you help collect funds?

If you like meeting people and supporting a great local cause then St Richard’s Hospice would love to hear from you. The Worcestershire charity is encouraging people to come forward and volunteer to help with street and store collections which take place around the county. There are also options to volunteer at events selling raffle… Read more »

Volunteers help patients travel

Volunteers Peter Humphrey and Rosemary Kite

Volunteers like Rosemary Kite and Peter Humphrey are a vital part of the service St Richard’s offers to patients, helping them to travel to Day Hospice where they can receive specialist care and support and enjoy the company of others in similar situations. Rosemary and Peter describe a typical day for them at St Richard’s… Read more »

Supporting patients as a St Richard’s volunteer

Judith Irwin Volunteer

It all started two years ago with a piece in the local paper all about St Richard’s and me wanting to do something for the local community. I went along to an open evening and was surprised at all the different areas they needed volunteers for, from fundraising to receptionists. I was interested in the… Read more »

Patients enjoy spring sun in gardens

Patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been enjoying the feel of spring sunshine on their faces in the serene surroundings of the hospice gardens. As the days warm and the gardens burst into life, patients being cared for at the hospice’s In-patient Unit are making the most of the private patio areas outside their rooms…. Read more »

Our Governors

John Bawden, Chairman of Governors  John Bawden was a hospice governor for three years and vice chairman of the successful St Richard’s New Hospice Appeal before becoming Chairman. John has lived in Worcester since 1980 and had a long career with Cadbury Schweppes before retiring early in 2003.   Jenny Cowpe, Vice Chairman Jenny is retired… Read more »

Join Our Volunteer Team

Make a difference as a St Richard’s volunteer. St Richard’s depends on volunteers in almost all of its work to fulfill its goal of providing free care to patients and support to their families. We are looking for volunteers to join us wherever they are able to. We are flexible and happy for people to volunteer… Read more »