St Ann’s Hospice celebrates Volunteers’ Week

This Volunteers’ Week we want to shine a light on some of the brilliant volunteers that dedicate time to helping St Ann’s Hospice.

By Jenn Hughes on June 5, 2024

This Volunteers’ Week we want to shine a light on some of the brilliant volunteers that dedicate time to helping St Ann’s Hospice, and volunteer roles you could take up too.

Mark is a Volunteer Online Sales Assistant based at our Distribution Centre in Reddish.

Mark says: “I was fortunate to be able to retire early at 56 years old, but I wanted to do something that could keep me active. I also wanted to give something back to the community in some way.

“You definitely need to come into volunteering with the right end goal, which is seeing what you can do for the hospice. There is so much camaraderie and teamwork, the Distribution Centre is a great and chilled place to volunteer.

I would definitely recommend volunteering to people, particularly for St Ann’s Hospice, where there are so many roles available, you are sure to find a role which suits you. Mark, Online Sales Volunteer

St Ann’s Trading Company have many volunteer vacancies open to people who want to support their local hospice. These include distribution centre volunteers, online volunteers, Stockport shop volunteers, and Sale shop volunteers.

Harsha has been volunteering in St Ann’s Hospice’s Fundraising Team for the last two years.

Being in the fundraising office, hearing and seeing first-hand the incredible work the team do, their sheer commitment and joy rubbed off on me. I joined the Autumn Fair committee last year and we had a great time organising the event. Harsha, Fundraising Volunteer

Harsha is also on the Summer Fair committee for this year and she loves being part of it.

The Community Fundraising Team at St Ann’s Hospice are looking for volunteers too, including people that can help with collection tins and those wanting to be in a new fundraising committee that will be set up in Sale and Altrincham.

Margaret has been a volunteer since 2006. She was inspired to volunteer at St Ann’s after the care shown to her father by the hospice, experiencing the kindness and care shown to him and all his family.

Each year she has worked tirelessly on our Light up a Life appeal leading up to Christmas, helping to create the Book of Honour with over 1,000 dedications. Last month, she was Highly Commended in the Long Service Award at the Stockport Rocks! Volunteer Awards.

Our Clinical Team are also looking for a volunteer driver for The Being You Centre. The purpose of this volunteering role is to transport patients who have no alternative means of transport to and from The Being You Centre. The hours for this role vary between 9am-4pm on Monday to Friday.

Retired physiotherapist and post-graduate educator Jenny Caunt started volunteering at St Ann’s in May 2022.

It keeps my brain working, I get a real sense of satisfaction and feel like I am contributing to St Ann’s. What’s so nice about St Ann’s is they are looking for volunteers to use their skills and for projects that benefit the volunteer as well as the hospice. It’s really nice to carry on with something worthwhile. Jenny Caunt, Volunteer

For more information on how you can start volunteering at St Ann’s Hospice and make a difference in your community, click here.