01 June 2020

Paying tribute to volunteers during Volunteers’ Week

​We're marking national Volunteers’ Week by paying tribute to 1,600 volunteers who take on vital roles in every area of our charity.

 Kate Robertson and Mary Richardson Hospice at home nurses say thank you

Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June, gives organisations across the country an opportunity to thank their dedicated volunteers for the huge contribution they make.

Whether it is providing families with bereavement support, working in shops, helping with fundraising events or providing expert advice as a trustee, volunteers are an integral part of ​our ​operations.

The coronavirus outbreak has had a big effect on volunteers with many having to pause their volunteering efforts to comply with government advice, however, ​we're keen ​to make sure their contribution is recognised.

Rozina Ahmad, our Director of Human Resources and Volunteering said: “We’re so fortunate to have around 1,600 volunteers supporting all of our teams at Rennie Grove. During Volunteers’ Week we’d normally be able to thank them all in person however, because of the current crisis, we’re not seeing everyone so it’s even more important to make sure that we take every opportunity to thank them. Whether they’ve been with us for a few months or over 30 years, each one plays a vital part and we’re so grateful for their loyal support.”

She continues: “Even through these testing times when many volunteers haven’t been able to carry out their normal roles, they have still shown great support in our fundraising activities and by sending us and our nurses many well wishes. We hope to be able to welcome everyone back as soon as we can but in the meantime, the most important thing is that they keep safe and well.”

While the current crisis means ​we're not actively recruiting to volunteer roles at the moment, if you have some spare time and would like to register your interest to help in the recovery from the coronavirus crisis as a volunteer, please complete ​our short enquiry form to find out more.