What are the benefits of volunteering for me as an individual?

Volunteering at our local hospice charity offers numerous benefits for individuals like you. Some of the key advantages include:

  • Personal Fulfilment
    • Volunteering provides a sense of purpose and fulfilment by making a positive impact in the lives of others. It allows you to contribute your time and skills to a meaningful cause, bringing a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
  • Skill Development
    • Volunteering offers opportunities to develop and enhance various skills. You can gain valuable experience in areas such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, empathy, and customer service, which are beneficial for personal and professional growth.
  • Networking and Social Connections
    • Volunteering allows you to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference. It provides an excellent networking platform to meet new people, build relationships, and expand your social circle.
  • Emotional Well-being
    • Engaging in volunteer work has been shown to boost mental health and well-being. It can help reduce stress, combat feelings of loneliness or isolation, and promote a positive outlook on life.
  • Learning and Knowledge
    • Volunteering often involves exposure to new experiences, cultures, and perspectives. It provides an opportunity to learn about different healthcare practices, end-of-life care, and the challenges faced by patients and their families.

How does volunteering benefit the hospice charity?

Volunteering plays a vital role in supporting our hospice charity and the valuable services we provide. Here are some ways in which volunteering benefits the hospice:

  • Expanded Services
    • Volunteers contribute their time and skills to supplement the existing resources and services offered by our hospice. By volunteering, you help us extend our reach and enhance the care provided to patients and their families.
  • Increased Capacity
    • Hospices often face resource limitations, and volunteers help bridge that gap. By volunteering, you enable us to serve more individuals and families in need, ensuring that compassionate care is accessible to all who require it.
  • Cost-Effective Support
    • Volunteering allows us to maximise our impact without incurring significant costs. Your dedication and support help us utilize our resources efficiently, ensuring that funds are directed towards critical patient care and services.
  • Community Engagement
    • Volunteering promotes community engagement and strengthens the bonds between the hospice charity and the local community. Your involvement helps raise awareness about our cause, encourages others to contribute, and fosters a spirit of compassion and solidarity.
  • Advocacy and Ambassadorship
    • Volunteers often become advocates and ambassadors for the Strathcarron, spreading the word about the importance of end-of-life care and our services. Your active participation helps raise the profile of your local Hospice charity and encourages others to get involved.

We hope this clarifies the benefits of volunteering, both for you as an individual and for our hospice charity. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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.

By volunteering with us you can make a real difference.

If you are interested in a role within the Hospice please click here

If you are interested in a role at one of our shops or 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.