Our team of over 1200 volunteers is implicit to the work of the Hospice of St Francis. They help to raise money, care for patients, welcome visitors, support families, highlight our work in the community and keep everything running smoothly. Our volunteers go the extra mile and ensure that all of our patients and their loved ones receive ‘total care when time is precious.’
You Have Time
“I took early retirement from work. I initially joined the fundraising committee, progressed to my choice of gardening and then into the finance office as well! The voluntary work eased my path into retirement as I had no time for hobbies when working.”
Our volunteers tell us why they support the Hospice:
“My role has given me a greater capacity to understand bereavement and the compassion to care.”
Thanks to all those who give their time, skills and energy, diligently supporting the work of the Hospice.
We celebrate the work of our volunteers and show our appreciation through:
- Celebrating Volunteer’s Week; taking place in June each year
- Acknowledging exceptional volunteers and nominating them for Hospice UK or local charity awards
- Thanking our volunteers every time they come to help!
- Handing out Long Service Certificates and badges to those who have volunteered for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.