Gillian Niven is an amazing Strathcarron volunteer who has served on our Council of Management and various committees as well as other roles. She has been a great ambassador and fundraiser for the Hospice over many years.

Interviewed for Volunteering Week by Claire Kennedy, Corporate Fundraiser, Gillian discusses the benefits of volunteering for her local Hospice and provides more insight into her many roles and inspiration behind what motivates her. 

If you would like to volunteer to help 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.

We are currently also looking for people (particularly experienced in retail or social care) to join our Council of Management on a voluntary basis. 
Info on the role of Council members: -
๐Ÿ‘‰ Council Members are trustees and unpaid directors who donate their time to support their local Hospice.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Council members have no direct management responsibilities, however they will have the opportunity to set our overall strategic direction and ensure that we work within the objectives of the charity.
๐Ÿ‘‰ The Council meets in the evening (Monday); four times a year and you would also join our Retail Committee which meets four times a year and also our Creative Homecare Board which meets three times a year, both meetings being approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Council members provide advice and scrutiny through their participation in these meetings.

We would welcome expressions of interest by Friday 22nd March 2024.

If you are interested please contact Irene McKie, Chief Executive for an informal chat via telephone: 01324 826 222 or e-mail: [email protected]

By volunteering with us you can make a real difference.

If you are interested in volunteering for your local Hospice, please click here

If you are interested in volunteering in one of our shops or at our distribution centre, please click here

* 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.