SOME of them drive, some pour endless cuppas while others man the tills in charity shops.
But the volunteers who give up their time for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice share one thing in common – the facility couldn't operate without them.
The Clydeside hospice last night welcomed around 280 long-standing volunteers to its annual Thank You Night event at the Grand Central Hotel.
Many volunteers wore royal-inspired outfits for the Jubilee-themed event.
A total of 60 long service awards were presented to volunteers.
The hospice relies on a team of more than 700 volunteers.
Hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie said: "It would be impossible for us to help as many patients and families as we do without the incredible support of our volunteers and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them."
Maureen Henderson, chairwoman of the hospice board, acknowledged the contribution made by volunteers in its network of 15 shops across greater Glasgow, including new stores in Shawlands, Tollcross and Cambuslang.
Following a drinks reception, guests enjoyed a royal family quiz, energetic dance routines by The Zumba Boys and a ceilidh.
Irene Orr, 66, received a five-year long service award at the ceremony.
The retired secondary school teacher from Cambuslang volunteers one morning a week in the Rutherglen shop.
She said: "My father was in the hospice for about a week before he died – I'm talking nearly 20 years ago – and it was just such a wonderful place.
"I just love volunteering there."
The party was timed to coincide with National Volunteers' Week.
Sandra Anderson, the hospice's volunteer services coordinator, said: "The volunteers add to the humanity and compassion that the staff bring to the work.
"They are really special people."
The Evening Times is backing ambitious plans to create a new, £15 million hospice on a site by Bellahouston Park, aimed for completion in 2016.
It would extend the hospice's dedicated palliative care service for young people aged between 15 and 25.
The hospice must raise £2.8m every year to carry out its work.
Last month it became the first healthcare institution in Scotland to be accredited with the Investors in People 'Gold' status.
It currently has vacancies for volunteers in marketing and PR, its charity shops, meet-and-greet teams and for a hairdresser.
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The hospice, which was founded in 1981, has a long association with royalty.
It was gifted by the City of Glasgow to Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981 as a wedding present, the idea of then Lord Provost Michael Kelly, while its £1.4m day care unit was opened by Prince Charles in 2000.