Jan

Shop volunteer
Brief info

I’ve always been interested in caring roles, so naturally l was drawn to doing something for the Hospice. I started volunteering on the In-Patient Unit, then moved into Wellbeing and now l volunteer at the Bexhill furniture shop.

I really enjoy being around people and chatting with them, whether they are patients or customers. In the furniture shop, l clean everything up and make it look really nice, arranging the furniture to create room settings. I’ve also worked in antiques in the past, so l can often talk about that with the customers too. I really like it that it’s a hands-on role, where l feel useful and don’t have to sit around with nothing to do – no two days are ever the same.

Volunteering doesn’t just help the public and the Hospice, it helps me too.