Why Volunteer?

Being a volunteer is satisfying on many levels. I feel I am giving something back to our local community... Try it and see!
Here are just some of the reasons our volunteers chose to support the Hospice:
  • Support an important local service
  • Put your spare time to good use
  • Let others benefit from your talents and experience
  • Develop skills that employers, colleges and universities value
  • Use your ideas, energy and enthusiasm to raise money for a good cause
  • Meet new people, make new friends and have fun
  • Learn something new and access free training

A Volunteer's Story

Jan Sener
As a 16 year old student, Jan felt he would like to get some experience of the ‘real world’ and felt volunteering was a good way to do this. Helping at our Ossett shop on Saturdays, he enjoys serving customers, putting out stock and generally keeping the place tidy and attractive.

He has improved his social skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people on his weekly shifts and hopes universities and future employers will be impressed by this. Jan says that coming to the Hospice for his Induction session really helped to make it clear how his contribution supports people who need Hospice care.