Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is committed to involving members of our local community through providing opportunities for volunteering in support of the Hospice, whether at the Hospice itself or in the wider community. The advantages of working with volunteers are many; not only do they provide services which we could not afford otherwise, but they complement and extend the existing services to patients and families in so many ways. Their sense of commitment and enthusiasm is a positive contribution to Hospice life and is a reminder of the support given so generously by the community to keep the Hospice running.
Volunteers come to the Hospice for different reasons. For many, it's simply to give back something to the community or as a way of thanks. For some, it's to fill in a few spare hours and meet people. For others, it can be a prelude to returning to or starting a career or full time work. Whatever your reason for wanting to volunteer, we take great care in making sure that we can offer the appropriate opportunities and placements.
All of the help offered by volunteers is valued and meaningful. In total, our volunteers give us 6960 hours of their time every year!
- Use existing skills and develop new ones
- Work experience, a route to a new opportunity
- Make new friends, meet new people
- To put structure into the week, and use time purposefully
- To get some satisfaction from involvement, to pay back
- To support something that means something to you
- Become richer - work for nothing!