Published On: 12th Jan 2023|
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Could you be a St Luke’s Volunteer?

St Luke’s Hospice is actively recruiting for new volunteers, particularly for their trading sectors. With
9 shops, situated all over Cheshire, they play an integral part of allowing St Luke’s to continue their
vital work within the community. Their shops not only help fund their vital palliative care services
and counselling service but they play a huge role in their community, creating friendships and a
welcome space for many.

Adelle Gillett, St Luke’s Volunteer Coordinator said: “St Luke’s Hospice simply couldn’t exist without
the support of volunteers. By volunteering with St Luke’s, you’ll be joining our team of over 650
dedicated people who give their time freely to help our charity. So, even if you just have a few hours
to spare, your time really can make a big difference.

“Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each have their own motivation for
spending their time with us. Many volunteers enjoy the social aspect of volunteering and the chance
to gain work experience, learn new skills or put to use their existing talents.”

Research has shown that volunteering not only benefits the charity you are working for, enabling
them to use funds to continue their good work but volunteering has actually been proven to make
you happier. Building social connections with people with shared values, helping you to feel
connected to your community, knowing you have made a positive impact on people’s lives as well as
learning new skills. There are so many benefits to volunteering.

Andy Horswell has been volunteering as a van driver at our Warehouse in Winsford since he retired
from the travel industry three years ago, and he says he likes the variety of the tasks.
“Give volunteering a go and see what you think. You meet people, make new friends and it’s so
rewarding to know you’re helping the Hospice…It’s totally different every day I come in. Everyone’s
friendly, we have a laugh, we get through the work and the hours go so quickly. It shoots by because
there’s so much to be done.”

St Luke’s Hospice is actively recruiting for new volunteers and has a variety of opportunities for all
aged 16 plus. Whether you have a one hour or one day a week to volunteer, your time and help will
make a difference to many.

To find out more about how to become a Volunteer, please contact Adelle Gillett at
adelle.gillett@slhospice.co.uk or call 01606 551246.