Your time will make a difference at a local hospice

During Volunteers Week a local hospice are encouraging the local community to get in touch and find out more about volunteering.

From retail to gardening, everyday volunteers make a difference to the care, support and activities at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. The current coronavirus situation has meant that many volunteers have not been able to help the charity for a number of months, but the local hospice are starting to plan for the future and welcoming back volunteers.

Karen Nixon, Voluntary Services Co-Ordinator,

“The last few months have been challenging for everybody at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. All the staff really miss our volunteers as they are the heart and soul of the hospice, without their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication the hospice would not be the place it is today.

“Plans are under way to welcome back our volunteers on a phased basis over the coming weeks and months. It will be fantastic to see our volunteers back in their normal roles once it is safe for them to do so, but we are always looking for new volunteers to join our fantastic teams.

“Whether you have a few hours or a few days a weeks, by volunteering you will be helping Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of care to local people with life limiting illnesses. From learning new skills to doing something amazing to support your local community, your time really will make a difference.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw will be following government guidelines when welcoming back their volunteers. All volunteers will have access to relevant PPE equipment, relevant to their role, as the safety and wellbeing of their volunteers is first and foremost during these challenging times.

If you would like to make a difference by becoming a volunteer at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice please complete the Interested in Volunteering form.