Volunteers' week

Volunteers' Week

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Monika Reichelt

We recently celebrated Volunteers’ Week at the hospice, giving us the opportunity to reflect on the important role our volunteers play and the difference they make every day. 

Ayrshire Hospice has 625 volunteers undertaking almost 780 volunteer roles across the organisation.  They have a huge impact on the hospice and are every bit as much a part of the team as our employed staff. 

Mandy Yule, Chief Executive comments “We are grateful to our volunteers every day of the year; without them, we couldn’t run a hospice service. National Volunteers Week is a time when we can celebrate all that our volunteers do and remind everyone that hospice volunteers are special people who give deeply from their hearts”

As part of our Volunteer’s Week celebrations some of our longest serving reception volunteers were recognised for their achievements at the VASA Awards ceremony on Thursday 2nd June.  Congratulations to Lorna Alexander and Rosemary McLaughlin who achieved their Gold Award in recognition of 10 to 15 years of volunteering and to Rine Kidd, Anne Swan and Andrew Allan who have achieved their Lifetime Award having given over 15 years voluntary service to the hospice. Congratulations also to those who were unable to join us on the evening. 

Valerie Richmond, Support Services Director attended the awards and said “It was truly an honour to be part of this evening to recognise the invaluable commitment and contribution by our volunteers in making today matter for our patients, families and carers.”

We would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of our wonderful Ayrshire Hospice volunteers; we couldn’t do it without you!

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with Ayrshire Hospice please visit our website at www.ayrshirehospice.org/join-team.