At the moment, in this time of crisis, charities such as St Luke’s Hospice are struggling to recruit the volunteers that they need.

St Luke’s Hospice is a charity that is supported by many generous volunteers. It supports those in end-of-life care as well as supporting their families who are forced to live with the terrifying prospect that they are going to lose one of their loved ones. One example of these courageous people is the manager of the St Luke’s Hospice charity shop in Stanmore, Dree Dias who has been working at St Luke’s hospice for three years. Dree said that her favourite part about her job is “meeting the customers and working with all of the volunteers and sorting through all the donations that everyone brings.” The shop, like its many counterparts does well in helping those in need, but with rising costs St Luke’s Hospice needs the help of the local community. Dree has said that the biggest problem that the charity is facing at the moment is “finding enough volunteers that are willing to work and give up their time.”    

As the charity battles on, it is becoming more and more necessary for the intervention of those around the charity, especially those who know people and families that are supported by St Luke’s hospice and all the good work they carry out everyday because, the charity cannot function without the generous donations and volunteers that those in need and their families rely on all the time for comfort and for support in their tough times. 

You can sign up for volunteering to help with the cause on the St Luke's Hospice website to really make a difference because, to a struggling family, every second with their loved ones count.