This week is national Volunteers’ Week, and we are taking the opportunity to say a big *Thank You* to all of our amazing volunteers. We have over a thousand volunteers helping out at the Hospice, at events, in our shops and in and around the community.
To celebrate the work of our helpers, we are featuring a series of stories about our invaluable volunteers.
Why did you volunteer?
“I wanted to get out of the house, meet people and have something useful to do. My father was cared for in the Hospice 18 years’ ago and this motivated me to volunteer with St Peter’s Hospice.”
How have you benefited?
“Volunteering had made me feel useful. I’ve met a lot of people that I wouldn’t normally see – it’s great to engage with people. I have really enjoyed working in the shop and it’s also been good to look for bargains!”
What challenges have you faced?
“None really – I’ve just loved it so much right from the start.”
What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering?
“Do it! Volunteering is a great idea as it is so flexible and you don’t feel tied. It’s a great way to occupy yourself and feel useful.”