Hospice volunteers carry out a vital role in our organisation, helping staff in every area of their work. Volunteer contribution is important and valued, and we would not be able to offer the services and care to families facing terminal illness without their help and commitment.
Staff recently welcomed volunteers to the Hospice who've been giving their time for 5, 10 and 15 years to say 'thank you!'
Between them, they've volunteered for a total of 260 years across all areas of the Hospice - and in 2015/2016 a total of 44,500 volunteer hours were given - this amounts to 260 full-time posts!
Volunteering with the Hospice can be enjoyable and rewarding. It is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. Volunteering also helps our presence to be felt in the community, and can enable the wider population to better understand what modern hospices do. Volunteering can also be a good way to build your confidence if you are looking for work. Evidence of regular volunteering can improve your CV.
The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House has a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers, who each play an integral role in the running and funding of the Hospice. We are always looking for new people to join our team – just a few hours of your time will make a huge difference.
Who are our Volunteers?
Our volunteers are people from our local community who have time to give. They are of all ages and from all backgrounds. The time commitment varies from a few hours a week, to a more occasional basis. Not all of our volunteers work directly alongside patients and families; many carry out roles in a supportive setting e.g. fundraising, shop assistant or office work. But no matter what role they undertake, all our volunteers are helping us to continue the important work we do.