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.

Tony – Volunteer Receptionist

"I have been a Volunteer Receptionist for nine years, and I feel like I have found my niche. I really...

Tony – Volunteer Receptionist

Gill – Receptionist & Shop Volunteer

“I’ve never had a day at St Clare that I haven’t enjoyed. I always go home feeling that I have...

Gill – Receptionist & Shop Volunteer

Scarlett – Young Ambassador

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

Scarlett – Young Ambassador

Chris – Volunteer Gardener

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

Chris – Volunteer Gardener

Lesley – eBay Volunteer

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

Lesley – eBay Volunteer

Marilyn – Fundraising Volunteer

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

Marilyn – Fundraising Volunteer

Peter – Fundraising Volunteer & Ambassador

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

Peter – Fundraising Volunteer & Ambassador

Jess – Work Experience

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

Jess – Work Experience

Kevin – IPU Volunteer

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

Kevin – IPU Volunteer

Gill – Volunteer Driver

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

Gill – Volunteer Driver

Val – Day Therapy Team Volunteer

“I love volunteering at St Clare, I find it so rewarding. The most rewarding part is seeing people come in...

Val – Day Therapy Team Volunteer

Carol – Volunteer Gardener

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

Carol – Volunteer Gardener

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...

Val – Inpatient Unit Volunteer

Ayomide and Anirudh

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

Ayomide and Anirudh

Chris – Shop Volunteer

Volunteering in a St Clare charity shop can help people in more ways than you might expect. Not only does...

Chris – Shop Volunteer

Vlad – Youth Volunteer

"I chose St Clare for my work experience as I hope to train as a doctor. I wanted to gain...

Vlad – Youth Volunteer

Marilyn – long serving volunteer

"I have been fundraising for the Hospice for more than two decades, making me one of St Clare’s longest serving...

Marilyn – long serving volunteer

Margaret – Community Friend

"As a Community Friend within St Clare’s Hospice at Home service, I offer an extra pair of hands, companionship and...

Margaret – Community Friend

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...

Gill – Bereavement Support Volunteer