Why not become a volunteer and make a difference to someone’s life?

By becoming a volunteer for Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Support you will join a dedicated team of people willing to make a difference to someone else's life.

Volunteers and Staff
Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Volunteer Team

Volunteering means something different to everyone and you can give as much or as little time as you like. Our volunteers find that they make new friends, learn new skills, gain confidence and become enriched with experiences whilst giving their time and putting their skills to good use in the local community. Most of all they get a personal sense of achievement and fulfilment.
Here are a few ways in which you as a volunteer can help:
  • Driving patients to and from hospital appointments
  • Giving patients support in their homes, providing a listening ear
  • Providing bereavement support
  • Helping with fundraising events and street collections
  • Helping with our patient groups held at the office

The primary purpose of the Home Hospice volunteer is to give emotional and practical support to those who have cancer or a life-limiting illness, and to those who care for them. Further aims are to:
  • Recognise and understand each person’s rights
  • Recognise their need to be treated as an individual and to make their own decisions
  • Accept individuals as they are rather than as a volunteer would wish them to be
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Allow the patient to retain their innate dignity
  • Maintain good communication between team members
  • Recognise each person’s role, worth and difference in outlook

If you would like to apply, please complete our Volunteer Application Form and send it to the address at the bottom of the form. Download the form here: PDF file  Word document