We’re appealing for new volunteers

If you want to meet new people, gain new skills and help to make difference in your local community, then one of our volunteering opportunities could be perfect for you!

We’re looking for new volunteers to support a whole host of our activities, including:

  • Occasional Fundraising volunteers
  • Hospital Transport volunteers
  • Collecting tin volunteers
  • Retail volunteers for our shops in Hexham and Ponteland

A volunteer’s story
When Hexham resident Wendy Reed was looking for a volunteer opportunity, a post on Tynedale Hospice at Home’s Face book page really caught her attention.

“The Hospice was looking for occasional volunteers to help sell their Christmas soft toys and run fundraising stalls in the lead up to Christmas. I was looking for something worthwhile to do so the call for volunteers came at just the right time in my life.  I signed up to become a fundraising volunteer shortly after and I am so glad I did.”

Now Wendy is a regular face in the local community, running fundraising stalls in local department stores, selling raffle tickets at events and fayres, helping out with collecting tins and selling soft toys when needed.

“I love being out and about meeting people and there’s plenty of opportunity to do this in my role.  Knowing that I am doing something worthwhile, however small that is, means a lot to me.  When I spend a day selling raffle tickets or running a stall and find out that we’ve raised an good sum, I think about the amount of nursing care this might mean the Hospice can provide and there’s a real buzz in knowing that because of the time I’ve given, someone, somewhere is able to receive this support.

“I have always been involved in volunteering  and I’ve developed lots of skills that mean I can turn my hand to a variety of roles but being out and about meeting people, like I am in this role, suits me best. I get lots of support from the Fundraising team and the other volunteers are great so it’s a real team effort.

“We’re so lucky to have Tynedale Hospice at Home in the heart of our community and lots of people I know have benefited from its support or know someone who has.  I can’t think of a more worthwhile charity to support.”

To find out more about what’s involved, please call Sam Horne, HR and Volunteer Adviser, Tynedale Hospice at Home,  on 01434 611 913 or visit www.tynedalehospice.com/volunteer