Queenscourt relies on hundreds of volunteers to do a wide variety of jobs both within and outside the hospice. Volunteers bring with them a rich variety of skills and qualities and save the hospice thousands of pounds. People often say they are the icing on the cake – we say they are actually a fundamental ingredient in the cake mix! We simply could not function without them.
We know that time is precious, if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in volunteering at Queenscourt please see our current volunteer vacancies and apply online.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons; for some it provides an opportunity to:
- Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly
- Make a difference to the lives of others
- Help others less fortunate or without a voice
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
Volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. Therefore volunteering can be a way of:
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Developing existing skills and knowledge
- Enhancing a CV
- Improving their employment prospects
- Using their professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits.
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- A chance to socialise
- Getting to know the local community
For further information please contact Katy Pellow
Tel: 01704 544645
All our volunteers will receive induction training in preparation for their roles and we ask that they attend our periodic update days as well as keeping themselves up to date with hospice policies and news through our routine communication channels.