Digging up the garden, collecting out-patients, flower arranging, hair dressing, making tea for in-patients and greeting visitors – these are just some of the ways YOU could help to keep your local hospice running each and every day.
Whichever part of the Hospice you are in, at whatever time of the day, you’ll meet a volunteer. Our volunteers are involved in almost every aspect of life at Trinity and they help to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, which can help dispel any myths about hospice care.
You can also volunteer out in the community, in one of our retail shops around Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Or what about marshalling at our fantastic fundraising events? Call 01253 359374 to find out more.
Who can volunteer?
We have around 900 volunteers whose combined efforts save us about £1.6 million a year: to us they are priceless. If you have a few hours to spare, you could be part of our story too…
We’re proud to be a part of Radio 1’s #1MillionHours campaign, to encourage their listeners to pledge their time for local charities over 2016. If you want to pledge your time and get involved at Trinity please call 01253 359374.
What kind of commitment is required?
Most of our roles ask you to give between two and four hours each week. We can also welcome you on an ad-hoc basis. You’ll need to be reliable and committed to helping us do our good work to ensure we can provide the best possible service to our patients.
You can volunteer during the week or at weekends either in the day or in the evening. Our rotas are covered from 9am until 9pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
If you can’t make a regular commitment don’t worry, we are grateful for any time you can give.
Five of our volunteers have been with us for an incredible 30 years; many more have been helping us for 20 years or more. Two were named ‘Volunteers of the Year’ at the Fylde Coast Heroes in the Community awards. How can we ever say thank you for such dedication and kindness?
Could you become a Hospice Neighbour?
The Trinity Hospice Neighbours scheme is designed to provide practical support to people in their own homes. The world doesn’t stop for people who have a life-limiting illness, there are still everyday tasks that need to be done, and that’s where Hospice Neighbours can step in. Our Neighbours are volunteers who are matched to a patient and provide practical help in the home – though sometimes all that’s needed is a chat and a cup of tea!
Hospice Neighbours can:
Provide companionship and a listening ear
Accompany people to appointments, shopping or leisure activities
Help with small practical tasks around the house or garden
Give support to attend local activities or groups
Signpost people to other agencies for support
Provide some respite for a carer
It’s a really rewarding role, combining companionship with practical help. Something as simple as taking a much-loved dog for a walk can mean a lot to someone struggling to get out of the house. Collecting a prescription or tidying the garden can make such a difference too.
Want to sign up now?
Please call 01253 359374 and speak to a member of our team about any of our opportunities…you may even speak to a volunteer. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org