Volunteers are the lifeblood of everything that  Tynedale Hospice at Home does – without them we could not provide our services or help the people in our community when they need us most.

  • Our retail and fundraising volunteers help raise vital funds to ensure we are able to provide our services to all who need them.
  • Our office volunteers help to ensure that we are an efficient, open and transparent organisation.
  • Our Family Support Volunteers help people during some of their darkest days, helping them to deal with the distress of bereavement.
  • Our Hospital Transport Service is entirely delivered by volunteer drivers.

Every time each of our wonderful volunteers steps out of their front door to give their time freely they do something invaluable for someone else.  The gift of their time is priceless.

To each and every one of our volunteers – a huge thank you, you are amazing!

 

Volunteering is good for the community and it’s good for you!

By volunteering with Tynedale Hospice at Home you can meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference in your local community.  But don’t just take our word for it…here are a few words from some of our volunteers:

Pauline – Ponteland shop volunteer, since the shop opened:

“I love meeting the customers and getting to know the regulars, and we have quite a few!  I also really enjoy seeing the turnover increase.  Knowing that this supports the Tynedale Hospice at Home services is very satisfying.”

Pauline  – Family Support Volunteer and Hexham Book Shop volunteer, 4 years:

“The Family Support Service is a much-needed service, bereaved people need a place to come and talk about how they are feeling.”

“Being a Family Support volunteer is about doing something that others find useful, and the feedback we get from clients is that it is very helpful at a time when people are very distressed.  It can be challenging, but you get extremely good support and supervision from the Tynedale Hospice at Home team, both formally and informally.”

Michael – Volunteer Driver, 4 years:

“Tynedale Hospice at Home were a great help when my mother-in-law died, they are a great local charity.  A friend down the road was a volunteer driver and we got chatting, it’s a good way to give a bit back to the community. I’m retired and I love driving so it just made sense!”