What Our Volunteers Say

Volunteers from all over Scotland give up their time to help the boys and girls at the Royal Hospital for Children. Here are just some of the reasons that people choose to volunteer with us. 

John Logan, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Volunteer

Why do you volunteer?

I am inspired to volunteer by my young daughter Niamh (7) winning her battle with Leukaemia and I wish to share her story of success knowing it will inspire many others. The additional support and enhanced care provided by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity  significantly contributed to Niamh’s success. I am eternally grateful for the support of the charity and, therefore, my volunteering comes easy and naturally.

What advice would you give to someone considering volunteering?

Volunteering with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity  is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you will have. There are many opportunities and fun events to support that will suit all skills. The Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity staff and volunteer team will welcome you and help make your volunteer experience fun, valuable and rewarding too. Be a volunteer today and join a great fun team.

Alison Harrower, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Volunteer

Why do you volunteer?

As well as being able to give back and help such a worthwhile charity, it’s a great way to get experience in a business environment and enhance my CV.

What advice would you give to someone considering volunteering?

Do it! I have been volunteering at Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity for two months now and have loved every minute. Every one is so welcoming and appreciative of the support you’re able to give. If you’re willing to work hard and put the effort in you can get so much out of your time here. With such a wide range of volunteering roles available, there is something for everyone!

Sandra Graham, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Volunteer

Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer to support the work of a wonderful hospital where children’s lives are saved or improved every single day. I enjoy meeting new people and the feeling that despite being retired, I still have a contribution to make to society.

Can you describe volunteering at Yorkhill in 3 words?

Interesting, challenging, rewarding!

Nick Sharpe, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Volunteer

Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer because my two boys, Tom and Alistair, have spent a lot of time in the hospital and I wanted to give something back. When your son is in an incubator which says 'Funded by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity' on the side, it's hard not to understand the value in the work the organisation does.

What advice would you give to someone considering volunteering?

Go for it - and don't think you're signing your life away! With two toddlers at home there are months I just don't get the chance to do anything, but the guys at the charity couldn't be more understanding. Any time you can give is valuable and appreciated.

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