Business Volunteering

Volunteering with Willen Hospice is a great team building opportunity

Volunteering with colleagues has proven team building benefits and the opportunity to work together outside of the workplace can help strengthen and develop a range of leadership and problem solving skills. Claire (left) first volunteered with us in a retail shop when she was furloughed during lockdown, and has gone on to show her support in many other ways.

We value the skills and experience that your team members can share with us. We can offer you regular, structured volunteering opportunities for teams of between 4 and 20 staff, to help us process incoming donated goods for our nine retail shops and thriving eBay store.

Your team will be given an induction at the start of the day and shown how to sort through goods and send them on to the right place within our organisation. We run a challenge among all our teams that attend and there’s a great sense of healthy competition when your team tops the local companies’ leaderboard!

We also have opportunities for your colleagues to support our eBay team with photographing and listing items for sale, packaging and preparing items for posting. Next door, in our Furniture Shop at Kiln Farm which houses a large amount of furniture, we often need support from volunteers to help move furniture, create room displays, and assemble flat packs.

Would you like to know more? Email us at corporate@willen-hospice.org.uk

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.