Choose this year to volunteer

Banish those winter blues and take on a new purpose this year by joining John Taylor Hospice’s team of volunteers.

The hospice is looking for people to help out in its café and to support its new network of charity shops.

The charity, that supports families across the West Midlands, offers a range of volunteer opportunities but this year is looking to fill some specific roles.

These include retail volunteers to help in the charity’s shops in Wylde Green, Castle Bromwich and Brownhills. Volunteers will receive an induction and training and take part in a variety of tasks including receiving donations, serving customers and sorting items.

John Taylor is also looking for drivers to help transport patients to and from day services held at the hospice in Erdington.

Drivers are also needed to help deliver stock to charity shops and drivers’ mates are wanted to volunteer alongside, ensuring safe handling of objects.

The hospice would also like to hear from people who can help out at its café at its Erdington site. The café is used by patients and their families, visitors and staff and provides valuable income to support John Taylor’s services.

“Volunteers are an essential part of John Taylor Hospice, helping us deliver care to hundreds of people and supporting our fundraising,” said Volunteer Resource Co-ordinator Paddy Breen.

“At the moment we are particularly looking for people who can help in our shops, our café and as drivers and drivers’ mates. We’d love to hear from anyone interested in these roles. Every volunteer plays a valuable part in helping us make every moment matter for hundreds of local people every day.”

For more information contact Volunteer Resource Co-ordinator Paddy Breen on 0121 728 6738, email [email protected] or visit our Get Involved pages.

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