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Longfield Community Hospice is calling for local people to join their team of loyal volunteers.

The Minchinhampton-based hospice is currently supported by 400 committed volunteers, working across every department. Last year, volunteers donated over 48,000 hours of their time across all areas of Longfields work.

In addition to giving something back to the community, volunteering boosts a sense of purpose and personal accomplishment and can be a great way of forming strong friendships. Volunteers are usually aged 16 and above.

Ally Edwards, Longfields Volunteer Services Advisor explained:

“We have a fantastic team of volunteers at Longfield, but were always happy to welcome more. We have vacancies across the hospice, ranging from volunteer van drivers and assistants in our charity shops, to trustees and counsellors.

For most volunteering opportunities you do not require particular skills or qualifications as we will give support and training wherever necessary. An enthusiasm for hospice care and a willingness to try new things are often more important. People from all walks of life and all ages volunteer for us.”

Lucy began volunteering at Longfield earlier this year, helping initially in the Wellbeing Centre and more recently in the Marketing Department. When asked about her motivation for volunteering, she said:

“Longfield is right on the doorstep so its lovely to be able to support the local community and the cause is very close to my heart. As soon as I walked through the door, I was really touched by the sense of tranquillity and lightness that radiates out. I knew immediately that this is where I wanted to offer my time and help.

Dont hesitate to volunteer, you will be welcomed with open arms at Longfield and every bit of help that you give will make a huge difference, rippling out into many peoples lives.”

To find out more about the hospice and the volunteer opportunities currently available, visit www.longfield.org.uk or telephone 01453 886868 and ask to speak to Ally Edwards.

Find out more about your local hospice and how we help at www.longfield.org.uk.

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Volunteers working in the hospices beautiful gardens.