A little or a lot – your gift of time makes a difference
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Harbour Hospice – we can’t do our work without your help. Whether you want to give something back to the community by donating your talent, learning new skills, getting hands-on experience or just meeting new people, volunteering with us makes a world of difference to the people we help.
Giving as little as two hours a week will ensure that we can keep delivering high-quality care to patients and families in your community. We also need volunteers to support our events and fundraising throughout the year, so any time you can give is valuable.
We provide full training and support to our volunteers and reward and recognise outstanding efforts.
We'd love to hear from you. Call one of our friendly volunteer coordinators today:
Hibiscus Coast – Karen Little on 09 421 9180
North Shore – Julie Read on 09 485 3536
Warkworth/Wellsford – Lorna Lewis on 09 425 9535
Just to give you an idea of how you can volunteer for Hospice, read on....
If you love working as part of a team volunteering in your local Hospice shop may be for you. Whether it’s sorting, pricing or selling items, our retail volunteers say they have great fun meeting new people and love helping the Hospice community in a sustainable way.
Assist our healthcare professionals to look after patients – whether at Harbour Hospice, in people’s homes or in the community. Options include visiting patients in wherever they call home, helping out with day programmes, or recording life stories. At Hibiscus Coast, volunteers also help in the Inpatient Unit.
Massage or reiki therapists
Home based volunteers
There are many ways to contribute your skills to Hospice from your own home when being tied down to specific time commitments may not suit you. If you are a passionate gardener, we’d love you to pot up your seedlings for Hospice and drop your treasures off to your local Hospice shop for us to sell. You may be an avid sewer or quilter and have time to devote to projects to help make the lives of our patients and families more comfortable. Or if you are a keen preserver, you may consider sharing your favourite jams, jellies, chutneys or sauces by donating them to your local Hospice shop for others in your community to purchase and enjoy.
Bag making volunteers