Spotlight on...Office Volunteers

Spotlight on...Office Volunteers

Posted on 2 August 2018 by Monika Reichelt

Our volunteers have a powerful impact on the delivery of hospice services carrying out over 40 different roles across the whole organisation.

26% of our volunteers generously give their time to Support Services, which includes Office Volunteering. 

Karly Monaghan was our volunteer Human Resource Adviser for several months from June 2015. She described her time at the hospice as "full of opportunities" and she was very glad she could gain some experience whilst helping a good cause.

Karly's main duties involved providing support to our Organisational People Development team with regards to all HR functions and administrative tasks as well as being a first point of contact for all HR queries. The role perfectly tied in with the Human Resource Management degree she was studying towards at the time, which allowed her to fully utilise as well as expand the skillset she already had.

As a student and also a mother, Karly really appreciated the shift flexibility in her volunteer role - she could easily adjust the amount of hours and days she was able to work during the week without having to sacrifice the time spent with her son or doing coursework.

Karly became a hospice volunteer not only because she was keen to put her qualificationsto practice, but also because it was an opportunity to join a highly reputable organisation that helps people. 

She said: “It was brilliant to work in such a positive place full of people with can-do approach. The team I worked with was fantastic and taught me a lot about my job. Knowing that I was a part of this organisation and helped in making a difference fills me with gratitude and joy”.


Would you like to become an Office Volunteer?

We are currently looking for an Office Volunteer (HR) to help support the hospice by providing administrative support to the Organisational & People Development (O&PD) team. This offers a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in an HR environment whilst helping to make a difference to the lives of patients and families who access our services.

Click here for more details or to apply

Closing date: Monday 27th August