Could this be the year you do something amazing and become an Isabel Hospice volunteer?

The end-of-life care charity is in need of extra help to support its services - and is inviting anyone who wants to do something rewarding with their time in 2023 to come along to its next Volunteer Information Session at 11am on Saturday, January 28.

Volunteers support every aspect of Isabel’s work, helping to make a vital difference to families within their community.

The Welwyn Garden City-based hospice has a wide range of opportunities across the organisation, and there are many benefits to volunteering, from learning new skills and gaining work experience, to meeting new people and keeping active.

It can even lead to other opportunities, as discovered by Adrian Wong, who turned his volunteer role within the charity’s finance team to a full-time employed position.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Adrian WongAdrian Wong (Image: Isabel Hospice)

Adrian assisted one day a week for two years after graduating from university, helping with tasks including accounts payable, payroll processing and creating analytical reports before a vacancy arose to join the term on a permanent basis.

“I came out of university and wanted to gain some practical accounting experience, having done an accountancy degree,” he said.

“I saw an advert online for a volunteer on the Isabel Hospice website and it was near to where I live.

“As a volunteer I had the opportunity to explore different areas within finance, which helped me determine my career path.

“Then in April last year, a job came up, I applied and got it. I’m now the accounts payable assistant and am thoroughly enjoying it.

“I enjoy working for a great cause as well as working in a supportive environment. We’re fortunate to have another volunteer who supports our team one day a week.”

During the Volunteer Information Session at the Living Well with Isabel community hub in Hall Grove, there will be a chance to learn more about the many and varied roles available, although the Hospice is particularly keen to recruit:

  • Compassionate Neighbours to befriend the socially isolated
  • Gardeners to help maintain the outdoor spaces at the In-Patient Unit and Living Well with Isabel hub in Hall Grove
  • IPU receptionists to welcome patients and visitors to the Hospice
  • IPU hospitality volunteers to support the clinical and catering teams
  • Bereavement support volunteers to support bereaved adults and children
  • Retail and shop volunteers to assist in our Donation Centre, shops and eBay

Attendees will get to hear from current staff and volunteers about the difference volunteering can make to those who rely on Isabel’s specialist care, as well as the benefits to those who give their free time to further the charity’s work.

People of all ages and abilities from all walks of life are welcome, and no previous experience is necessary as training is provided.

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, email, or call Caroline Baynes on 01707 382500 option 5.

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