People wishing to give up some of their spare time to help St Elizabeth Hospice are urged to find out more during National Volunteers’ Week 2010.
The annual awareness week takes place from June 1 to 7 and several roles are being highlighted at the Hospice in a bid to encourage people to sign up as volunteers for the charity.
St Elizabeth Hospice is launching a week-long volunteer recruitment campaign and is currently looking for volunteers in its shops, patients’ drivers, furniture collection drivers, hairdressers, ward helpers, gardeners, receptionists and administration staff.
St Elizabeth Hospice’s chief executive Jane Loughlin said: “St Elizabeth Hospice already relies on the dedication of hundreds of volunteers and without them our services simply would not reach so many people.”
National Volunteer Week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers nationwide who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too.
The Week is an initiative of the volunteer development agencies working across the UK:
Volunteering England, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Volunteer Now and Volunteer Development Scotland.
St Elizabeth Hospice is a charity which improves the quality of life for people in East Suffolk who have an illness from which they will not recover. Their work is centred around an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at the Hospice. Its services cost £6 million a year to run, or £11 a minute.