Gavin and Lacy share what being a Hospice of the Valleys Volunteer means to them


“I personally enjoy interacting with customers on the shop floor and learning how to display merchandise on shop floor.

I also, enjoy working with such a fantastic team.

Since I started volunteering for Hospice of the Valleys, it has introduced me to new people and boosted my confidence.  It has also helped decrease my anxiety.

It has also encouraged me to have more belief in myself as well as allowing me to gain and improve my organizational, team leadership, interpersonal skills.

I enjoy giving back to the Community and would strongly advise others to give it a go you couldn’t work with a better team.”

Lacy– Merthyr Shop Volunteer


“When I first started I didn’t want to work the till as I didn’t feel confident enough, I have received a lot of training since I have started  in the Merthyr shop which has helped me grow my confidence. I can now help cover the shop on the Mangers days off. I have also received in-depth Manual handling training which have given me the opportunity to help as a van assistant which I enjoy doing very much ”

Gavin – Retail volunteer/ Van Assistant