Hands up for St Columba’s!

Posted on 19/03/2014 by


St Columba’s calls for new volunteers


St Columba’s Hospice is calling on the community to put their hands up and become a volunteer to help overcome an urgent shortage in volunteering support when the Hospice returns to it’s original Boswalll Road home in Trinity this Spring.

The Hospice relies on a team of over 500 volunteers to deliver vital services such as transporting patients from their homes to the Day Hospice, arranging flowers to brighten the patient wards and working in the café to provide refreshments to visiting families and friends.

St Columba’s Hospice has vacancies across all volunteering areas, but particularly needs volunteers for the new Café areas, one of which will be open 12 hours per day, seven days per week. There are currently a number of slots available, each lasting about 3 hours per week or fortnight. Previous experience of working in this area would be desirable.

There are also midweek daytime volunteer opportunities in our Ward area. So if you think you could play a part in the history of St Columba’s Hospice and offer some of your time as a volunteer, our Volunteer Services Team will be delighted to hear from you.

Bill Kerr, Volunteer Services Manager said: “Volunteers have always been an important part of St Columba’s Hospice; in fact, we were founded by them back in 1977! This is an opportunity for volunteers to join us at one of the most exciting times in our history.

“We provide full training for all volunteers and we have lots of social gatherings and events to thank volunteers for their contribution. If you’ve ever thought about volunteering then please get in touch with us, even if you can only spare a couple of hours every fortnight we’d love to hear from you.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills and of course, help support a local charity like St Columba’s Hospice. There is a huge feeling of excitement and anticipation as we prepare to return to our new purpose-build Hospice, so there’s never been a better time to volunteer.”

To find out more about becoming a volunteer for St Columba’s Hospice

call the Volunteer Services Team on 0131 551 7711

or email vol@stcolumbashospice.org.uk.