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.
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 Malcolmson began volunteering in 2005 at the spinal unit in Musgrave Park Hospital.
Read about Sam
Older people at Glencairn Day centre often enjoy a laugh with volunteer Belina. Her warm and bubbly personality makes everyday tasks more enjoyable.
Read about Belina
Special Olympics winner Stephen Kennedy became a volunteer at the post room in Belfast City Hospital, following a school work experience placement.
Read about Stephen
Once a patient at the cancer centre, Eileen Winter now volunteers on the ward, using her experience to help others.
Read about Eileen
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