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Volunteer case study: Tony Lush

Volunteer Tony Lush

Tony lives in Marden, Kent with his wife, Pat, and they have been there for over 20 years. In his previous ’life’ he was a Chartered Surveyor and commuted to London for more years than he cares to remember! Since he retired, he has kept busy with various activities but in 2018 decided he needed another interest, hence Benenden Hospital!

How did you find out about volunteering at our hospital?

Both myself and my wife are Benenden Health members, and I contacted the team at Benenden Hospital knowing that volunteers were needed. I made some further enquiries, and I was then interviewed and offered the post of volunteer here at Benenden Hospital.

What inspired/motivated you to volunteer at our hospital?

The thing that inspired me to become a volunteer was that it gives me the opportunity to meet people but it’s also an opportunity to do good for the hospital and do something within the local community.

What is the most rewarding part of volunteering?

I would say the most rewarding part would be meeting and chatting with all the different types of people. Putting them at ease when they come to the hospital and making them feel comfortable in a hospital environment.

What does being a volunteer at Benenden Hospital entail?

My role primarily involves the meet and greet. So I meet all the patients when they arrive at the hospital, making sure that they know where they need to go and direct them accordingly to the relevant part of the hospital. Find out more about your admission to Benenden Hospital here.

Why would you recommend working at Benenden Hospital?

I would recommend to anyone working at Benenden Hospital as a volunteer. If you have some spare time on your hands and want to do something good for others, then this is a good opportunity to do so.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, then visit our volunteers page for more information.

Published on 13 September 2022