We have many wonderful volunteers. We asked a few to explain why they choose to volunteer for the Hospice.

And if this sounds like you, why not look at our Volunteer Opportunities

Jackie K Volunteer in The Norfolk Hospice Day Therapy Room

Jackie

When I retired, I found I couldn’t cope with it; I was used to being needed. It got to the stage where I was in danger of becoming depressed. Whilst out walking in Fakenham, I saw a sign in the charity shop asking for volunteers so I popped in, filled in the forms and away I went. Although I love living in Heacham and know many of the residents, it’s quite nice to be volunteering slightly off my home patch as you get to meet a different set of people.

Then, through being kept up to date with volunteer opportunities at the Hospice, I have expanded my roles – most recently taking on supporting the Living Life Creatively Therapy Group where I can help people, perhaps, to tell their life stories through art and craft.

Michael

I was a bit shy when I started but volunteering has really built my confidence.  I have made new friends and now look forward to meeting new people. I love gardening so volunteering with the Maintenance team is real fun for me - especially cutting the grass with the ride on mower! But the best thing so far has to be meeting the Queen on the official opening day in February 2016, I was so proud.

Retail Volunteer Pat organising the Wisbech shop window display

Pat

The Wisbech shop is so clean, attractive and well presented and the staff and other volunteers are so friendly. I am pleased to have learned to use the till and the card payment machine. I have made lots of new friends and kept in touch with old friends that come into the shop, whether to donate or to buy - volunteering certainly keeps me active and my brain functioning!