Having initially been introduced to the Hospice as a temp I was instantly overwhelmed with the feeling of warmth and happiness that exudes from the staff and volunteers. Fortunately, two months later a permanent position was advertised and I jumped at the chance to become part of the team. That was 13 years ago and to this day I can honestly say that it's a privilege to be part of such a dedicated team.
I initially started my career as a recruitment consultant which necessitated trips to London along with long working hours. Whilst this was fine prior to having children it became increasingly difficult to reach an acceptable balance of home and work when I started my family. I then decided to take 5 years out of work whilst my children were young. At this point I commenced temping to ease me back into the working environment which in turn led me to Les Bourgs Hospice.
My work at the Hospice is predominantly leading and supporting our large group of volunteers. I also have involvement in the retail side of the Hospice which raises nearly a quarter of our annual running costs. People volunteer for all sorts of reasons and I am fortunate to be able to work with a superb team of volunteers, who bring diversity, loyalty, humour and their invaluable individual life experience. Volunteering is open to everyone and I always look forward to welcoming new people on board our team.