Volunteer Stories

On this page volunteers share their story, describing their personal journey of why they became a volunteer, what they do, and the rewards it brings.

Chloe and Daphne's story
Chloe and Daphne are Meet and Greet Volunteers helping visitors to find their way to appointments.
Read about Chloe and Daphne



Davey's story
Davey looks after Mater Hospital Radio overseeing programmes and playing requests for patients.
Read about Davey



Susan's story
Susan's vital role at the Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital makes here feel like part of a family.
Read more about Susan



Bill’s story
Bill Shaw is a chaplaincy volunteer at Belfast City Hospital, and has been volunteering for over 50 years.
Read about Bill



Joanne and Frances' story
Joanne Thompson and Frances Fitzpatrick are social support volunteers at Glenview, Belfast City Hospital.
Read about Joanne and Frances



Sam's story
Sam Malcolmson began volunteering in 2005 at the spinal unit in Musgrave Park Hospital.
Read about Sam



Margaret's story
Margaret Bennett began volunteering in 2015 with the Chaplaincy Department at the Mater Infirmary Hospital.
Read about Margaret


Other Stories

Paul's story
Paul Mayner is a welcoming face in the Withers Building at Musgrave Park Hospital. In his volunteer ‘Guide’ role, he meets and greets patients and visitors as they come into the hospital. 
Read about Paul