This week we’ve been celebrating the fantastic commitments and contributions our volunteers make. We currently have 685 volunteers who have contributed over 60,000 hours this past year! Plus hundreds more who help with one-off events such as the annual appeal.
Volunteers contribute to all areas of our services at Mary Potter Hospice. They are incredibly important to the work we do, and help us keep our services free for those who need it.
Our End of Year Volunteer Celebrations are a time for Mary Potter Hospice staff to say thank you to our fantastic volunteers. At these celebrations, Brent Alderton, Mary Potter Hospice Chief Executive, thanked all the volunteers for their huge contribution. Volunteers then mingled over nibbles and drinks while Pinky Agnew provided her fantastic entertainment. We are very fortunate that a number of organisations have supported the celebrations by providing gifts and prizes for raffles for the volunteers. Thank you to ANZ Wellington Regional Office, Mitre10 Crofton Downs and Tommys Real Estate!
Volunteering at Mary Potter Hospice
We welcome volunteers who want to help out individually or as part of a group, as a regular commitment or just a one-off gift of time. The level of involvement is up to you. There are so many ways our volunteers make a difference. Volunteer duties can be at our community bases in Porirua and Kāpiti, at the Inpatient Unit in Newtown, one of our Hospice Shops, or supporting patients and families in their own homes.
The benefits of volunteering include gaining new skills, improved mental well-being, meeting people and being a positive part of your community. Volunteer roles include tasks like administration, serving meals, assisting occupational therapists, providing companionship, transporting patients, assisting human resources or helping people write their biographies.