Volunteer Case Studies
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We rely on the support of over 250 volunteers across our charity, ranging from supporting our clinical team and working in our shops through to attending fundraising events and looking after the hospice gardens.

Below are just a handful of our amazing volunteers and what inspires them to be a part of the Wakefield Hospice story...
“I don’t think I'd be where I am today without the volunteering that I have done” – Hattie’s Volunteer Story

Hattie Berry began volunteering with Wakefield Hospice in our Horbury Shop in May 2019, initially for three-months as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Three and a half years later Hattie is still volunteering and below shares her reasons why, what she most enjoys about her role and why others should consider taking up a voluntary role too…

"I found my dream role through volunteering"
- Paul's Volunteer Story

When Paul Carr retired from a career as an Accountant at the age of 62, he knew he wanted to get into volunteering. After reaching out to Wakefield Hospice, Paul soon found himself with the perfect proposition, in the perfect place, and six years later continues to love what he does…

"Do good to help feel good" - From Volunteer to Employee
- Melanie's Volunteer Story

When Melanie's mum passed away at Wakefield Hospice, her family wanted to give back to the charity in any way they could. For Melanie, this was by giving the gift of time. From 2017 to 2022, Mel went from being a volunteer to an employed member of the hospice team...

"In volunteering I hope that I am playing a part in making a very difficult time in peoples life’s a little bit easier."
- Dave's Volunteer Story

Dave Wells began volunteering at Wakefield Hospice at the start of 2022. As Dave explains, sadly this was not the first time he had visited Wakefield Hospice, but his past experiences inspired him to play his part in the Wakefield Hospice story...

"A great team to be a part of" - Mike Tunnicliffe

“I volunteer one day a week for Wakefield Hospice, alternating my role each week between supporting the facilities team at the hospice and supporting the retail team with van collections.

“From gardening, painting and maintenance work through to visiting shops, the warehouse and homes for collections, I love the variety which my role entails.

“When I retired I saw the opportunity of volunteering as a great way to give back and add structure to the week. It’s been a great experience, I’ve met some great people in my role and to anyone considering taking up a voluntary role I’d say go for it!

“Beyond my ‘one day a week’ role I’ve also helped out with events, from the Wakefield 10K to the Ossett Beercart, opportunities which have fitted around my personal life and been great to be a part of!”