Trinity Hospice touches thousands of lives every year but we couldn’t provide great care without the support of our wonderful volunteers.
The Trinity team includes more than 850 volunteers who take on a variety of roles, from serving tea on the wards, driving patients to and from appointments, from hairdressing to bereavement counselling. Volunteers look after our gardens, sort through clothes in our shops, help with administration, welcome visitors at our reception desks and are an important part of our very busy Fundraising team.
Last year our amazing volunteers gave 172,000 hours and saved the Hospice £1.8 million by the support they provided. But they say volunteering is a win-win: not only is it a great way of supporting hospice care, it is also a way to meet new people, make friends, put existing skills to use and perhaps learn new ones.
What commitment is required?
Most of our roles ask you to give between two and four hours each week, but we can also welcome you on an ad-hoc basis. You’ll need to be reliable and committed to helping us ensure we provide the best possible service to our patients.
You can volunteer during the week or at weekends, either in the day or 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. Our busy calendar of fundraising events calls for volunteer support throughout the year at locations across the Fylde Coast.
All our hospice volunteers receive a comprehensive induction and we like to say thank you as often as we can, with regular trips, appreciation evenings and events.
We really value the contribution of our volunteers. Each year we ask them to complete a survey, and when asked ‘what is the best thing about volunteering at Trinity?’ they say:
“Trinity has been part of my life for a LONG time and I enjoy feeling that I am here to help in whatever way I can”
“It gives me a sense of achievement. I feel I'm helping to make a positive impact”
“The charity wouldn't be able to function without volunteers …. I am part of that extraordinary team”
“I am proud to be associated with Trinity Hospice”