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Volunteer celebration at Hospice of the Good Shepherd

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st to 7th June every year. 

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester is celebrating the contribution their volunteers make, in helping local people facing life-limiting illnesses, by hosting its Volunteer Celebration Day on Monday 4th June 2018.

The hospice has over 400 volunteers and there are various volunteer roles across the hospice – including inpatient ward volunteers, charity shop volunteers and fundraising volunteers.

Together, these volunteers give an incredible 53,000 hours of their time every year to support the hospice, on average that totals more than 1,000 hours per week.

The hospice currently has vacancies in its retail shops and fundraising department and is inviting anyone who is interested in helping out in these areas to pop into the hospice on Monday 4th June (10am – 11.30am) to find out more and meet some of the existing team.

Volunteer Margaret Redfern said: “My first visit to the hospice was to see a friend and I found the place very calming and peaceful which is why I volunteered my help.

“I enjoy volunteering at the hospice as it’s very rewarding and I have met so many wonderful people including patients, visitors, staff and other volunteers.”

She added: “Supporting the fundraising department is never boring as I can be helping out at an event one day and then sending out fundraising packs the next.

“It doesn’t matter how much time you can spare there are always jobs that need doing and the fundraising team really appreciate your help.”

As part of the Volunteer Celebration Day, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd will be rewarding their long-service volunteers in a special afternoon ceremony followed by a social evening to say ‘thank you’ for their contribution.

To find out more, please contact [email protected] or attend the hospice drop in recruitment morning.

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