Here at ellenor, we offer so many ways for you to donate your time, in the style that best suits your specific strengths and skill sets. Currently, we have volunteering openings across Care, Retail, Housekeeping, Administration, Driving, and Befriending, as well as on our Host Desk.
There’s also a huge range of opportunities to give your support in other ways: from baking to shaking, sewing to serving, and walking to talking, you’ll get the chance to be involved in a bunch of exciting fundraising activities and events.
So, what’s it like to be a volunteer for ellenor? Jane Sparks, who’s been donating her time with us since May 2019, shares her journey:
“My youngest sister, Trisha Stedman, was cared for by the hospice from February 14th to 19th March 2019. She had been suffering from ovarian cancer for the previous four and a half years, and despite 3 lots of major surgery, and countless rounds of chemotherapy , she sadly succumbed to the disease just before her 61st birthday."
“The care at ellenor was exemplary, and the staff were all very caring. Whilst visiting on one occasion, I chatted to Fundraising Officer Leah Poppy, and mentioned that I was a member of The Marlowe Singers. I asked if ellenor would like us to sing at any of their events, which we did on three occasions. As the result of a call-out from the fundraising team, I also volunteered to be a quiz host at the monthly Quiz Nights. My daughter Rachel and I took part in the Twilight Walk 2019 in memory of my sister Trisha.