Make a difference in your local community
Rennie Grove Peace’s Compassionate Communities offer community-based support across Herts and Bucks to provide support for both patients and their families that goes beyond their end-of-life care or bereavement needs. We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers from 1:1 support as a Compassionate Neighbour to group support as a Compassionate Communities Group volunteer. For those that would like to help spread the word of Rennie Grove Peace services take a look at the Community Engagement Ambassador role. Our volunteers are provided with regular training so that they can offer the correct support and signpost effectively. If you have time to give and would like to join the Rennie Grove Peace volunteering team, we would love to hear from you!Volunteer today!
Whether you have specific experience you’d like to put to good use, or fancy learning some new skills, we’d love to hear from you.
Below are some examples of the kind of roles our volunteers do across the hospice, please scroll down for our current list of opportunities.
Compassionate Neighbours provide 1:1 social, emotional support and companionship to people who are experiencing loneliness or social isolation as a result of living with a life-limiting illness or bereavement.
Our Community Engagement Ambassadors are volunteers who help to promote the work of the hospice by delivering engaging presentations and talks to local groups and at events. Perhaps you have been touched by the work that we do, and would like to help us to make sure that as many people as possible can access our valuable services as early on in their diagnosis as possible.
Why our volunteers love working with patients and those around them
As well as helping to make a huge difference to the running of our patient services, our incredible volunteers say they find working at Rennie Grove Peace both rewarding and sociable. Here are just some of the other benefits they listed:
Making connections Helping people who are going through a difficult time gives enormous personal satisfaction, and there is great value in meeting people and making a connection at this time of life.
Having a real impact Making a difference to our patients’ lives, and helping those around then, when they need it the most.
Working for the community Helping families in the local community who need specialist hospice care means your time and energy is harnessed for a good cause.
Why volunteer with us?
We asked all our volunteers what they get from volunteering with Rennie Grove Peace. Here’s what they said…
- a sense of fun and fulfilment
- an opportunity to try something new
- a real sense of achievement
- meet new people
- share your skills and learn new ones
- improve your mental health and wellbeing
- gain work experience
- boost your confidence
- become more involved with your local community
- feel valued for your contribution
- help local families when they desperately need it