Charlie

Wellbeing Arts and Craft volunteer
Brief info

I’ve been volunteering at the Hospice for 2 years; my Dad is also a Hospice volunteer so I knew volunteering was an enjoyable and satisfying experience. Before I started volunteering I was at college studying Art & Design. I decided to become a volunteer as I wanted to meet new people. I was quite shy at school and wanted to get better at talking to people. I also wanted to do something with my art experience and skills.

Since becoming a volunteer I’ve met lots of new people and I’m more confident. I’ve noticed l find it easier to talk to people more in general, and start a conversation. I like the stories the patients tell me, and finding out what they are interested in.