Support us Volunteer Meet our volunteers 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 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. 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!