Door 23 opens today to reveal Joan, another of our long-serving volunteers, having given us her time for the past 23 years.

Joan helps as a Ward Volunteer at our Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, tending flowers, serving drinks and meals and helping wherever there’s a need.

Joan says “After my husband died in 1992 a friend of mine who was a volunteer here said “why not give it a try?”.  Since then I have met a lot of new friends and many patients I have known since I was a child, having been born less than a mile from here.  Hopefully I will be able to carry on for a little longer even though I’m 85, providing the old bones stay firm!”


As well as roles at our two hospices, we have lots of other opportunities for anyone who has thought about volunteering.  We have lots of roles at our community Neighbourhood Hubs, in our shops across the county, in our warehouse or helping our van drivers and in our administration offices and if you have particular skills we will try to match you to something you enjoy.

Joan has a regular ward shift that she works, but we know it can often be difficult to give a regular commitment so we also welcome those who help from time to time at our fundraising events, supermarket store collections or through our Fundraising Support Groups around Cornwall.

Watch just a few of our amazing volunteers

Volunteers are at the very heart of Cornwall Hospice Care and without them we simply would not be able to run our hospices. Our 1,000 volunteers come from all backgrounds, and give incredibly valuable support across a wide range of different activities, from welcoming visitors in the hospice to helping with house clearances. All volunteers help us provide the highest possible level of care for our patients and their families and carers.

Find out more about volunteering for us HERE or why not call our Volunteer Services Coordinator for a chat on 01726 65711.