At City Hospice in Whitchurch, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Our volunteers help us with everything. Anything from picking up palliative care patients from across Cardiff and bringing them to Ty Hosbis to supporting our office and fundraising teams.
Volunteer support has a massive impact on our charity and we’re so grateful to all those who give up their time for us. You could give your time and be a part of that.
Volunteering is a great way for anyone to get involved. We have plenty of volunteer roles available throughout the year. If you’re looking to make new friends, develop new skills, or put old ones to good use, volunteering is a great way to achieve all three. You’ll also be supporting Cardiff’s local hospice so we can continue caring for patients with life limiting illnesses across the capital.
Where can I volunteer?
Good question! Below are just a few ways you can get involved and where.
Charity shop volunteers
Our City Hospice charity shops are an important part of our work in the Cardiff community. They help us to not only raise funds, but awareness too.
We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic and friendly people to volunteer in one of our seven shops. You’ll be doing anything from sorting clothes, to helping behind the till to arranging window displays. There’s always so much to do and it’s so varied too!
We really value our core group of bucket collectors but we’re always looking for more! We get the opportunity to collect in all sorts of great places but we need lovely volunteers to help us do them. They not only raise money but awareness of what we do, which is really important as Cardiff’s local hospice.
Throughout the year, we have lots of exciting events happening. In order for these to happen, we need volunteers. People to marshal, to make tea and coffee, to welcome people at registration desks and much more.
Volunteering for students and young people
We know how important work experience can be for university students which is why we’re always on the lookout for those who have something to give to City Hospice. Whether it’s getting experience with our fundraisers, helping our Marketing Manager with social media or graphic design or helping in one of our seven charity shops, there’s something worthwhile to go on your CV. If you and a group of friends/classmates want to lend a hand and give some time to Cardiff’s local hospice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 524150.
Volunteering has many benefits, a contribution towards a cause, the satisfaction of being part of a charity that makes a real difference to your community and the ability to see how your actions can benefit another person when they need it most. You could be decorating a summer house to provide a space where we can provide counselling for the children of our patients, you could help to establish a vegetable garden so that our patients can engage in an enjoyable activity, or perhaps you could help us decorate one of our therapy rooms where we assist families with bereavement support.