Volunteers play an important role at Hospiscare. We rely on the support of our wonderful volunteers to help us raise money for local patients and their families. But did you know there are lots of ways that benefit you too? Here are just 5 great reasons to volunteer with the Hospiscare retail team.
Learn new skills
Volunteering is a great way to learn valuable job skills, gain work experience and improve your career prospects. No previous experience is needed. We provide full training and support to make sure you get the most from your time volunteering.
Be part of a community
Volunteering your time helps to make a positive impact in your local area, allows you to feel connected and gives a sense of community.
“I love volunteering, it makes me feel part of the community. Because I volunteer, I get out and about and I see a lot of customers I recognise when I’m walking around town. It gives me something worthwhile to do.” Maureen, shop volunteer
Make new friends
Volunteering can help you meet a wide range of people and make new friends. Our wonderful volunteers work together to keep the shops running smoothly and have great fun at the same time – with plenty of time to chat with tea and biscuits.
Increase your self-confidence
Experience a real sense of achievement and increase your self-confidence by doing something truly worthwhile. Volunteering can help provide structure and routine, provide learning opportunities to try something new and help you feel good about yourself.
Make a difference
Volunteering just a few hours of your time can make a massive difference to Hospiscare patients and their families. Volunteering in a Hospiscare shop helps raise vital funds to help provide patient care.
“I love volunteering! It’s great fun. It’s also nice to know I’m helping raise money for an important and worthwhile cause.” Di, warehouse volunteer
There are a range of different volunteering opportunities in the Hospiscare shop team: sorting donations or serving customers in one of our shops; photographing items for eBay, or PAT testing electrical items. Whatever your skills or experience, we have the perfect role for you! To find out more about volunteering click here.