Befrienders are an integral part of the Care @ Home project which provides palliative care support services to individual experiencing life limiting illness when they are unable to attend our Drop-in Centre. They offer informal support and companionship which extends the individuals support circle and broadens the opportunities available to them. Befrienders are matched on a one-one basis with the aim of sharing common interests and activities. Our volunteer befrienders provide much needed support patients they visit in their homes at a time when they need it most.
Care @ Home – Grace
“When I retired I wanted to do something worthwhile. I contacted Vaslan about volunteering opportunities and they matched me with Kilbryde Hospice. I started off in the Drop-in, a very enjoyable experience in a warm, welcoming environment. I became a befriender to provide a service to people who are unable to ‘drop-in’ for various reasons. I find it very rewarding to visit people in their own homes, share a cuppa, have a blether and, hopefully, make a difference to their day.”
The Administration support is vital to any charity and we have been so fortunate that people want to offer not only their time but skills and experience to help with the day to day admin of the hospice. Our reception and administration volunteers offer much needed support to all staff across the hospice and are the welcoming face at the reception and the friendly voice on the phone to anyone calling in to access our services. Like all of our amazing volunteers they go above and beyond and often help with numerous key duties.
Administration Volunteer – Emma
“I have volunteered at the Kilbryde Hospice since January 2015. I visited the hospice when it was opened and was impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff.I offered my assistance in any area they needed help. I have been fortunate to be able to work in the admin area as this is my background. I feel part of the team and have been welcomed by everyone.It is a rewarding thing to do and I look forward to continuing my volunteer work within the hospice.”