Matthew Kane - Outpatient and Therapies Volunteer
A-level student Matthew aged 17, volunteers at our Winchmore Hill hospice once a week. Find out about what inspired him to volunteer for North London Hospice.
Maurice Healy - Loss and Transition Volunteer
"The primary work of the Hospice – giving care and support to the terminally ill - is both wonderful and desperately needed and I am proud to be associated with it. But the Hospice is also committed to support those close to the dying person and it has recognised that many of them need support after their bereavement. For me, it is a privilege to accept someone’s grief, its history and complications, to help them come to terms with their loss and to sit with them as they seek the way to manage the transition to a new life without the person they have lost. It enriches me."
Abeena - Volunteers on our patient ward
“I really enjoy volunteering at the Hospice, it’s really grounding. It helps your appreciate life and health and gives you a real insight into the importance that doctors and nurses roles have to play. As a volunteer you are given full training and there is always support for you, you are never thrown into the deep end. I find it so rewarding and I would urge more younger people to give volunteering a go.”
Pam our volunteer gardener
Pat decided to put her gardening skills to good use by volunteering to maintain the patient gardens at North London Hospice in Finchley. Here she tells us why she volunteers and what she gets out of the experience.