In June 2018, a small group from the HR team spent the day volunteering at Watford Peace Hospice as part of Camelot's Living Life Changing programme. As a small team of 5, they were given the chance to spend time with some of the patients, playing games, doing exercises and joining in with some arts and crafts. It was a really rewarding morning for all involved and it was great for the team to get to meet some of the patients who benefit from the amazing services offered by the Peace Hospice.
The afternoon was spent putting together fundraising packs for an upcoming charity walk. Our team of volunteers enabled the packs to be made up on time and meant that the fundraisers had everything they needed for the big night. It may seem like a small task but it makes a huge difference to the hospice who rely on the support of volunteers across all areas of the organisation.
To end the day, they were given a tour of the hospice where they learnt more about the important services and care offered there, as well as how crucial fundraising is to keep the hospice going.
It was another fantastic volunteering day that not only supported one of Camelot's local charity partners but also allowed our people to spend time together away from the office, helping them to feel more connected to our purpose and the Good Causes we support. This is what some of the volunteers had to say:
“We’re really passionate about connecting with the local community and the hospice offers an invaluable service so it’s fantastic to be able to help out in any small way that we can” Mel, HR Operations & Vetting Administrator
"I’ve really enjoyed volunteering today, it’s nice to get out of the office and do something a bit different, we’ve met some truly lovely people” Paula, Resourcing Advisor
"A hugely rewarding and inspiring day, great to see a National Lottery funded project that makes such a huge difference to peoples lives" Helen, Resourcing Business Partner