We are delighted and proud to announce that we have achieved our third accreditation with the Investing in Volunteers Award for good practice in volunteer management.

The attainment of this prestigious award demonstrates how we have continued to provide the gold standard in volunteer experience since 2016.

Everyone at the Hospice would firstly like to say a huge thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who year on year continue to contribute to the excellent service we provide. Their enthusiasm and commitment during the pandemic has been inspiring to everyone.

It is difficult to put into words how much our volunteers mean to us, but this award symbolises how much we value them. It recognises that volunteers are essential to the delivery and support of everything we do. Meeting the criteria of the NCVO Quality Standards represents our ongoing commitment to provide volunteer opportunities for anyone who would like to join us to support the work across the hospice in retail, gardening, administration or patient support to name but a few.

It has been impossible for some of our volunteers to work during the Covid Pandemic, however as the future brightens we look forward to welcoming back familiar faces and in achieving this award, we hope to encourage many more new faces as well.

Health and safety is of upmost importance to us. Our volunteers can rest assured that we are a Covid Safe working environment adhering to all infection control processes, including regular COVID-19 testing for all staff and volunteers.

The achievement of the Investing in Volunteers Award reflects the importance we attach to investing in our volunteers who selflessly give their time and expertise to support the work of the Hospice.  We look forward to continuing to work alongside all our current volunteers and to welcoming a new generation of volunteers to continue to deliver hospice services to everyone who needs us.

Our Volunteer Services Managers proudly showing the Investing in Volunteers Plaque

Left to right: Melanie Kirkwood, Ginny Toubal and Lorraine Hunt

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