Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1st to 7th June to highlight the amazing people who give up their time, free of charge, in their local communities. At Myton we have around 1,000 volunteers and without them we really could not continue to provide our services free of charge to people with terminal and life limiting illnesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.
To kick off our celebration of volunteers we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our newest volunteers…
We are thrilled to be able to welcome pupils from Round Oak School once a week as volunteers at Warwick Myton Hospice! The teenagers have joined staff in Day Hospice, Catering and Estates to lend a hand.
For the pupils, this is a great opportunity to discover and use different skills which they will be able to take forward when looking for work. They have the chance to interact and socialise with a variety of different people – from staff and fellow volunteers to patients and visitors to the hospice. The school hope that their volunteering will up-skill pupils further and develop their self-confidence!
The Day Hospice team said:
It’s lovely to have the pupils in Day Hospice. We can see their confidence building each week. It’s a great opportunity for both them and Myton as everyone gets a lot from it. We’re very proud to be able to welcome them each week.
And what do the pupils think about volunteering at Myton?
It’s a good thing to be able to do some good. I’m always excited to help out.
Myton is a very calm place and I’m happy I get to volunteer here.
It’s a privilege to come to Myton – it’s a very heart-warming place.
I feel at home and comfortable when I’m volunteering at Myton.