Why I Volunteer
People volunteer at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw for a wide variety of reasons. From supporting a local charity to gaining skills to put on their CV, they all help to make a difference. Here are just some of the reasons why we people choose to volunteer at the hospice.
“I volunteer at the hospice because after my husband died in there, I know I would be back to work in the beautiful gardens. It was great therapy for me, and I’ve loved every minute. I’ve got to know some great people and we share lots of laughs throughout the day.” Cynthia
“I volunteer in order to give something back to the hospice because they looked after a relative of mine. She, and her family, were treated with great dignity and compassion. I have met lots of interesting people and made new friends as a result of volunteering."
“I enjoy the time I spend in the shop and gain much satisfaction from my visits.” Daphne
“It is lovely meeting up with some amazing inspiring women in the Day Hospice. I get more than I give.” Denise
“The standards set by all the volunteers I have met are so high that to try and add something oneself is a really worthwhile challenge.” John
“I volunteer for the hospice to continue giving to society after retirement. I live on my own, so I enjoy having a regular commitment to get me out of the house, meeting new people and experiencing new challenges.
“No day is ever the same!”
“I volunteer at the hospice because a small contribution of time from the many translates in to an enormous amount of support to the hospice, it’s about giving a little back to help this wonderful place going.” Amanda
”I enjoy working in the bookshop as I like meeting the customers and helping them find what they’re looking for. I also enjoy working with other volunteers as we have a laugh and are proud of what we do. I never thought I’d be able to work for nothing but there is a certain freedom in being there because you want to be and not having to jump over performance hoops.” Sue
“I became a volunteer because a fellow member of our choir spent his last days at the hospice and I was very impressed by the standard of care shown by everyone.” Michael