Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases. All our services are free and are provided when and where they are needed- in patients’ own homes, in hospitals and care homes and in our Hospice at Denny. We are passionate about providing high quality services, including: inpatient care; day care; specialist advice in the community; Hospice@Home; bereavement and pastoral care and lymphoedema. We are proud of the professionalism and expertise of our staff and their motivation to put each patient and family at the heart of everything we do.
We are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.
The volunteers are one of Strathcarron Hospices greatest assets; we simply could not provide our care and services without them. Volunteers make an enormous difference both to the viability of the service and they also provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
By volunteering at Strathcarron Hospice you can make a real difference. By giving up your valuable time and sharing your skills you can help us to support patients and their families. Your talents, experience, humour and hard work all contribute to the unique culture and the atmosphere within Strathcarron Hospice. Volunteering enables you to make a huge contribution to your community and have the satisfaction of knowing that what you have done is really worthwhile.
Many volunteers come to us to gain experience, perhaps to improve their CV or to help them get back into the job market and for many of our younger volunteers it is also an opportunity to not only do something worthwhile but gain confidence and a reference that can be used for future employment. Many of our volunteers also enjoy the opportunity to meet other people and have a sense of common purpose.
There are many ways to help, from driving roles, to befriending, to warehouse, or pitching in with the cafe; and whether you are able to volunteer for a few hours once a week or once a month, your time makes a big difference. Each role requires different skills and strengths and there will be a role that is right for you. We have volunteers in the Hospice itself, in our 15 shops and warehouse and across the community as part of our befriending service. At the moment, we are especially keen to recruit volunteers to our Warehouse and shops to help us organise our many charity shops to maximise the income that they can contribute towards the running of the Hospice.