John

Vehicle Maintenance
Brief info

I started volunteering at the Hospice about 15 years ago, when l was working and used to deliver the Newsletters for the Hospice which l could do after work. My daughter was at the Hospice, so l wanted to do a bit more.

I then marshalled at events, like the cross country, or sold raffle tickets at the Spring Fair. About 3 years ago l saw the Vehicle Maintenance role being advertised. Overall, the role is about making sure the vehicles are both safe and nicely presented for the staff who need to use them to visit patients, or for other services.

I like knowing that l have done something useful for the Hospice. Also, if l’m volunteering at the Hospice on a Friday, there are two great volunteers in the Coffee Shop who do a very good meal – so l really enjoy that.

Volunteering can become part of your life, and be beneficial for yourself.