If you are looking for a rewarding way to spend your free time, why not consider volunteering for Wigan and Leigh Hospice?
There are so many different ways in which you could support the hospice through volunteering – you’ll be surprised at how varied and diverse the roles on offer are.
Whether you are looking for something to keep you busy in retirement, or want experience that will look good on your CV, there is something for you, with roles ranging from reception work, volunteering in hospice shops, supporting the Inpatient Unit, driving, fundraising and administration.
Angela Monaghan, HR and Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “There are a wide variety of roles which are carried out by volunteers so they are absolutely essential to the running of the hospice.
“People volunteer for a range of reasons – they may want to give something back to their local community, meet people or learn new skills. If volunteering is something you’ve thought about and you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis please do come down for a friendly, informal chat.”
Sheila is a volunteer shop co-ordinator at the hospice’s Golborne shop, said: “My husband was in the hospice 10 years ago, he wanted to come back home and they arranged everything and they looked after us, his family, too.
“My son came home one day with an application form to volunteer and said ‘fill this in!’
“By volunteering you know you are doing good for the hospice patients, everybody here is so friendly and we always try to raise as much money as we can.”
If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, call 01942 525566 for further information. You can also read more about volunteering for Wigan and Leigh Hospice on their website.