Your volunteer stories

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Volunteering at St Clare Hospice can be an enriching and rewarding experience, however the majority of our volunteers do it simply because they enjoy it.

Jane – GriefLine Volunteer

"I find volunteering empowering. To be able to talk to people, listen, and hear their experiences – I feel like...

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Scarlett – Young Ambassador

“I would definitely recommend the Young Ambassadors scheme at St Clare to young people who are looking for a clinical...

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Chris – Volunteer Gardener

“I first came to know St Clare when my wife, Carol, was attending Day Therapy at the hospice. Carol had...

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Lesley – eBay Volunteer

“If you were thinking of being an eBay Volunteer my advice is – do it! It’s lovely to help make...

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Marilyn – Fundraising Volunteer

“Volunteering has given me back far more than I could ever have imagined. You feel fulfilled, it’s given me purpose.”...

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Peter – Fundraising Volunteer & Ambassador

“It is so worthwhile for people to put in their time in to help St Clare because the Hospice services...

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Jess – Work Experience

“My name is Jessica Payne, and I’m 15 years old. I go to school at Leventhorpe, in Sawbridgeworth, where I...

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Kevin – IPU Volunteer

“I volunteer here at St Clare every Saturday morning. In particular, I am a volunteer in the Inpatient Unit. My...

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Gill – Volunteer Driver

“I first became involved with St Clare when someone from my Church started the Ongar Friends group and was looking...

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Carol – Volunteer Gardener

“On a chance visit to the Harlow garden centre I spotted a poster appealing for volunteer gardeners at St Clare....

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Val – Inpatient Unit Volunteer

“It is amazing what aspects of people’s lives they will share with you; it is an enormous privilege and a...

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Ayomide and Anirudh

In September 2016 we were delighted to welcome our first two Young Ambassadors to the clinical team at St Clare....

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Gill – Bereavement Support Volunteer

"As part of my role as a bereavement support volunteer, I help facilitate the Hospice’s monthly Bereaved Carers Group and...

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