Volunteer Why volunteer? By volunteering for the Ayrshire Hospice you are contributing to the services we offer to patients and families helping to make a difference in someone’s life by ‘Making Today Matter’ Volunteering offers a vast range of opportunities and benefits both to our organisation and to you as an individual. You will meet new people and build friendships whilst having the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones. Volunteering is a great opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem and could be a stepping stone to preparing for employment and gaining work experience. Getting a current reference for your CV or University Application (UCAS) is also something you can gain.