We’re currently promoting our #GiveTime campaign – asking teenagers and young adults to consider joining our fantastic volunteering team here at the hospice, in our brilliant shops and at our popular café, The Mill.
When you #GiveTime for St Catherine’s, not only are you supporting a local cause; you’re:
– Boosting your CV and college/ uni applications, helping you to stand out from the crowd
– Developing your skills and self-confidence
– Having fun and meeting new people
Hours are flexible, with some of our volunteers lending a hand from just two hours a week, so it’s easy to fit around studies, friends, work and hobbies.
Volunteering is for people of all ages – to find out more about some of our amazing volunteers who lend a hand right across the charity, and to find out more about their roles and why they enjoy getting involved, please click the buttons below.
Matthew Stretch, who has been a dedicated volunteer at St Catherine’s Hospice’s Leyland charity shop for two years, says: “Volunteering is a great way to find out more about yourself and what you’re capable of – I really recommend it.”
17-year-old Ella Makepeace tells how volunteering at the hospice’s onsite café, The Mill, is helping her develop useful communication skills, and is improving her chances of landing her dream job.
Postgraduate Katie Ogden began volunteering on the inpatient unit at St Catherine’s Hospice to help her career – but says the personal satisfaction and enjoyment she gets from the rewarding role is a bonus she wasn’t expecting.
Retired social worker Hardeep Singh can’t stand the thought of staying indoors and watching TV all day. Instead, she takes great pride in doing what she can to support her community, from assisting the elderly, to volunteering as a befriender for house-bound people facing life-shortening illnesses.
Using his spare time to volunteer in a bustling café which supports the work of St Catherine’s Hospice, Randel Bolton is not only giving something back to the charity which cared for his beloved wife; he’s also enjoying gaining new skills and meeting new people in the process.
Regulars to Preston’s bustling market are used to bagging a bargain from fun-loving duo Stephen Evans and Barry Wilkinson – but they may not be aware of the serious sentiment behind the pair’s playful banter.
Joe and Josie Mann, from Lostock Hall, have enjoyed giving their time and carrying out numerous tasks for the charity since it opened in 1985, from working in the kitchens, laundry rooms and reception, to making tea and even hat stands.
Confidence, improved people skills, and job satisfaction are just some of the things Jamie Ward gets out of volunteering at The Mill cafe.
Derek and Ann Francis pay weekly visits to an auction house, where they sell off quirky and valuable charity donations for St Catherine’s.