Pilgrims Hospices has been awarded the REVAMP Quality Mark for volunteer-involving organisations. Developed by Volunteer Centres in Kent and Stronger Kent Communities, REVAMP offers a great opportunity for organisations to reflect on their volunteering policies and practices to ensure that they can provide excellent, well-supported opportunities for volunteers.
Pilgrims is the first organisation to receive the award without conditions, meaning that their current practices are already at such a high standard that no changes were required in order for the charity to become REVAMP-accredited.
Jeff Southon, Volunteer Services and HR Manager at Pilgrims Hospices, said:
“We simply can’t provide our services without the support of its 1,500 volunteers across east Kent. They work in a vast range of roles in our three hospices and our 31 shops, donating their time, skills and commitment to ensure we’re able to provide the best possible support and care to patients and their families.
“We therefore want to make sure that we’re able to offer positive, meaningful and well-supported experiences for our volunteers. Achievement of the REVAMP Quality Mark demonstrates that we have best practice policies and processes in place.”
We simply can’t provide our services without the support of its 1,500 volunteers across east Kent. They work in a vast range of roles in our three hospices and our 31 shops, donating their time, skills and commitment to ensure we’re able to provide the best possible support and care to patients and their families.
Jeff Southon, Volunteer Services and HR Manager
Alex Krutnik, Director of Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre and Chair of Stronger Kent Communities, visited the Canterbury hospice recently to present the team with the award.
He said: “It was so gratifying to present the REVAMP Quality Mark to Pilgrims Hospices; the organisation clearly has a real commitment to and understanding about volunteers and volunteering in general. Their submission for the Quality Mark was top notch and extremely comprehensive. I can see why so many people happily choose to volunteer with Pilgrims, as they’re a forward-thinking, supportive and friendly organisation. Well done indeed!”
Jeff added: “Our dedicated administration volunteers based at each of our hospices made this all possible. They work tirelessly to ensure that volunteers are appropriately recruited, inducted and supported.
I’m extremely grateful for all they do.”
Our current volunteering opportunities are updated regularly.
If you’d like to apply for a particular role, download a volunteer application form and send it to the volunteer team at your preferred Pilgrims’ hospice:
- Ashford: email@example.com
- Canterbury: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thanet: email@example.com
You can also get in touch with your local volunteer team using the contact details above if you have any questions before applying. We aim to reply to all volunteer queries within 48 hours.