Volunteer to make a difference
17 March 2011
LJMU staff have been busy recently getting involved in volunteering activities and initiatives that make a difference to people's lives.
St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) in Thornton was the scene for the Human Resources and Health and Safety teams' volunteering day earlier this month. Jospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country, providing care and support to terminally ill people and their families when patients can no longer be cared for at home. The hospice is funded predominantly through fundraising activities and consequently there are often no funds left to improve the patient recreational areas.
The teams descended on the patient recreational garden and despite the cold weather both teams worked tirelessly to re-fence the garden area, improve wheelchair access and transform the garden into a pleasant environment for the patients and their families to enjoy.
All of this was possible due to the kind donations from various organisations including DWF, Wilkinson, ASDA, Costco, Taskers, Budget Building Supplies and Buckels Nursery.
LJMU’s volunteering department is now officially working in collaboration with other Local Higher Education, Further Education and volunteering institutes in order to bring Volunteeringliverpool.org to the students and community of Liverpool. This website is a direct portal to a number of organisations and voluntary opportunities; including one off events, long term projects and international volunteering placements. If you are interested in getting some valued work experience or would like to support action in the community then log onto www.volunteeringliverpool.org.uk and register now.
For further information about LJMU volunteering contact Lucy McGrath on 904 6367 or email L.J.McGrath@ljmu.ac.uk