Make a difference helping local families from diagnosis through treatment
Our incredible team of volunteers help us make a real difference in patient-facing roles, directly impacting the lives of local families facing life-limiting illness. There are many ways you could help our patients, from diagnosis through treatment. We'll provide you with any necessary training, offering emotional and practical support, to deliver our Compassionate Neighbours and Supporting Hands roles, as they support our popular Supportive Care and Community Hospice at Home services.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.
Living Well volunteer
Volunteer patient drivers
Supporting Hands volunteers
Inpatient Unit (IPU) Assistants
Counsellors and trainee counsellors
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.
It feels great to help patients in such a direct way. The day services at Grove House are so important to patients and their families, and it’s rewarding to volunteer in this keyworker role and help people who are in need."
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
Hear from our volunteers
Sara has been a longstanding volunteer with Rennie Grove Peace, joining as part of our Compassionate Neigbours scheme and more recently, volunteering with our Supporting Hands service...
Maureen has been volunteering with patients and families in their own homes for a number of years. She currently volunteers with Supporting Hands...
Maggie has enjoyed a variety of volunteering roles at Grove House and in the community, around St Albans, over the past decade...