The advantages of volunteering are many. Not only do they provide services which we could not otherwise afford, volunteers also enhance the surroundings. They complement and extend the existing services to patients and families in 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. For volunteers there are so many personal rewards:
'... thank you for giving me some experience which proved a delight at the same time. Everyone I met during my 10 months was a pleasure to work with ...'
'Working at the Hospice gave me a unique perspective on palliative care in the community ...'
'Volunteering at the Hospice has been a valuable experience and one that will stand me in good stead for my future career in medicine.'