Peace Hospice Care is appealing for volunteers to join its Compassionate Neighbours service, providing social and emotional support to local community members with life-limiting conditions or experiencing bereavement in South West Hertfordshire.
Volunteers, fully trained by Peace Hospice Care, are matched with a member of the community based on interests and location, providing support through regular visits, friendship, listening; and supporting the service user to do things they like, helping them to stay connected to the community, family and friends.
Maureen, who is supported by a Compassionate Neighbour, said: “Sara, my volunteer, is so natural with a fabulous sense of humour. She came when I needed a friendly voice, she has helped my confidence which I was struggling to find myself. We are now meeting up outside and I look forward to the visits immensely. Sara is an absolute treasure.”
Emma Naef, Compassionate Communities Co-ordinator at the Hospice, said: “Without our volunteers we could not run this invaluable service which provides vital support to our community. Our volunteers forge genuine friendships with the person they support and as well as chats over cups of tea, also can assist with visits to the supermarket or local high street. If anyone is interested in finding out more about joining the Compassionate Neighbours team as a volunteer, I’d love to have a chat with them about getting involved.”
The next block of Compassionate Neighbours training takes place remotely on 7th,8th and 10th June from 7pm-9pm. To find out more, please contact Emma at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or, on: 01923 330 330.