Volunteering is a wonderful way to show your support for a cause close to your heart, but did you know it also comes with some great benefits for you?
Volunteering is a great way to meet people and make friends. You become part of a community of people who care about the same things you do. Many of the volunteers at Rotherham Hospice have had a loved one cared for by the Hospice and appreciate spending time with fellow volunteers who truly understand the difference Hospice care can make. Volunteer Amy Lowson, whose mother Gaynor was cared for by Rotherham Hospice, explains: “I wanted to have a connection with the Hospice to keep the connection with my mum alive.”
Giving time and energy to others is proven to give us a sense of purpose and make us happy! Joanne explains what she loves about volunteering in bereavement support at Rotherham Hospice: “The Hospice feels a nice place to be. Life is so important… even in the last few days of life. Make them as brilliant and special as you possibly can. I just think that’s a lovely, wonderful thing.”
Boost your CV
Whether you’d like to learn new skills or put the ones you already have to good use, volunteering looks excellent on any CV and makes you more employable.
Local charity Rotherham Hospice is helped by wonderful volunteers, who work alongside nursing, support and fundraising staff to help the Hospice care for people going through an end-of-life illness.
Rotherham Hospice has a range of well-defined volunteering roles to suit different kinds of people, with specific training provided. Their volunteers do such a great job because they love what they do and get as much out of it as they put in.
Rotherham Hospice is currently looking for volunteers. Could you be just the person? There are lots of different ways to get involved:
- Charity shop volunteer, with shops in Rotherham, Herringthorpe, Wickersley, Wath and Dinnington.
- In-Patient Unit, for example taking patients their meals or offering companionship should they need it.
- Fundraising volunteer – help at fun events like the Christmas Fair or Midnight Memory Walk.
- Bereavement support volunteer – listening and talking to help somebody through their grief can have a huge impact on their life.
- Kitchen volunteer – put your culinary skills to good use in the Hospice kitchen.
For more information about volunteering with Rotherham Hospice, please contact 01709 308 900 or email@example.com.