Volunteers to recruit more helpers

Potential volunteers can find out more about how they can help a charity hospice by chatting to people already in the role.

Existing volunteers will talk about what it’s like to volunteer for St Oswald’s Hospice, in Newcastle, at a coffee morning designed to recruit more volunteers for the charity’s shops.

Andrew Moir, St Oswald’s head of retail, said: “The coffee morning is a great chance to come and find out more about the volunteer opportunities available. Not only is the help invaluable to the charity, but it can give you the chance to meet new people, gain new skills, and provide the opportunity for you to make a difference to your local community.”

The Volunteer Coffee Morning takes place from 10.30am to 12pm on July 16 at St Oswald’s Gateshead shop, in Jackson Street. The store manager and current volunteers will be available to talk to prospective recruits.

St Oswald’s wants volunteers regardless of their ages, backgrounds and experience.

Anyone who is unable to attend can find out more by calling the hospice’s volunteer office on 0191 2469125 or emailing volunteer@stoswaldsuk.org.