Amanda, an experienced nurse, started volunteering with the Hospice in March 2024 as an Early Bereavement Support Volunteer after seeing one of our social media appeals for help.

Amanda says: “I saw the Hospice was looking for an admin person for the bereavement team - when I contacted them the post had been filled, but I chatted with Eileen the Volunteer Services Co-ordinator about my skillset and she put me in touch with the Bereavement Team to do assessments for patients’ family members.

“I come in one afternoon a week to help and it is a lovely environment to work in - I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have loved my time at the Hospice. Everyone is so happy and caring at their work.

“My mum passed away five years ago with from cancer and my grandad has cancer so it feels like a natural way to want to give something back and help.

“I have 25 years of experience in nursing and currently work in a non-clinical role, so it has been nice to be working directly with the public again helping people and combine the two roles.

“The lady that I saw on my first ever day at the Hospice was recently discharged from our support after having her last session with us. She said her experience with the team has really helped her and that felt really good to hear.

“I would highly recommend volunteering with the Hospice to anyone who has a few hours to spare a week – all the staff are lovey and it really is a highlight of my week being here.”

If you would like to discuss how you would like to volunteer at Strathcarron Hospice, please complete an Application Form or contact our Volunteer Service Co-ordinator Eileen Ashford on Tel. No. 01324 826222 Ext 271 or e-mail [email protected].

Eileen will arrange for you to come up for a chat so that we can understand how best to use your skills and expertise and what roles would be best suited for you.

By volunteering with us you can make a real difference.

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* Certain roles within the Hospice are subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.  Prior to the meeting with the Volunteer Service Co-Ordinator, volunteers will be notified of the documents required where a role is subject to a PVG check.