Everyone has a different reason for volunteering - you may have skills to share, you may want to make new friends, you may want to give time as a thank you for hospice care, to develop new skills, or just want to do something that matters. Whatever the reason, all of our volunteers give their time freely in support of our work and make a significant and valuable contribution.

For volunteers, there are so many personal rewards. You can:

  • Give something back to your community and its people
  • Make a positive difference to your life and to other’s lives
  • Learn a new skill, or develop existing skills
  • Use professional and personal skills and knowledge to help others
  • Make new friends, help existing friends, socialise
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Challenge yourself, enjoy yourself
  • Structure your time, keep busy and healthy
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem
  • Strengthen your CV for employment prospects through skills development

"The best feeling in the world is when people say to me 'you've brightened up my day'."

Sophie Carson, Ward Catering & Café Teams