Our hundreds of volunteers bring an extensive range of skills and talents to the Hospice without which we could not continue to provide such a wide range of high quality services. Their value to us is so much more than the financial face value that their donated skills bring to our patients, their families and our staff. They keep us rooted in our local community and strengthen our links with those we work with and care for.
Our opportunities include such tasks as driving patients to Hospice appointments, covering the reception at our In-Patient Unit, providing complementary therapies, serving in our shops and keeping them well stocked with donations. marshalling at fundraising events like bike rides or runs, administrative support to our clinicians, flower arranging at our In-Patient Unit, helping our patients eat or drink, sitting with family and friends and doing a puzzle!
So whether you are looking for a challenge, wanting to meet new people or acquire new skills, volunteering could be the answer!
For many of our volunteering opportunities, no previous experience is required and full training will be provided where necessary. It is worth noting that some roles may be subject a standard DBS (formally known as CRB) Disclosure.
If you would like to know more about volunteering for Isabel Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Office on 01707 382500, by email, or register your interest by filling in the volunteer form.
Did you know?
We are very proud to have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
380 volunteers regularly help in our 15 shops
35 people volunteer as drivers
8 fundraising groups independently run and organise events
20 volunteers arrange flowers for us
80,000 hours of volunteer time is donated to us each year
130 volunteers support our staff at the In-Patient Unit
11 volunteers support our patients at home
12 volunteers offer complementary therapies