Our volunteers are an important part of our team. They are as diverse as the communities we serve and we welcome applications from anyone over the age of 16.
Types of volunteer roles
Volunteers make a big difference to our patients, visitors and staff and there are many different roles to choose from including:
- on our elderly, adult and children’s wards
- in our outpatient clinics
- in reception areas
- in administration
- in our chaplaincy team
- in our food services team
- supporting our charity.
Benefits of volunteering
There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer, you can:
- make a difference in someone’s life
- meet new people
- gain new skills and experience to add to your CV
- gain confidence and motivation.
Some of the things you may do as a volunteer will depend on the type of role but will likely include some of the following:
- Listening to and talking to patients, providing company and empathy as well as taking part in activities on the ward with patients.
- Helping elderly patients retain dignity, social activity, mobility and wellbeing while in hospital.
- Delivering trays of food and making sure they are in easy reach of the patient.
- Delivering and collecting forms and prescriptions.
- Welcoming visitors and patients.
- Showing patients to the correct waiting area or directing or escorting them around the hospital.
- Handing out leaflets and answering questions.
- Reassuring and assisting anxious patients and visitors.
- Providing wheelchairs or requesting a porter.
- General admin tasks such as making up folders, booking out notes, tracking patients’ records, photocopying and sending out mail.
- Community fundraising and supporting charity events.
How to become a volunteer
See our how to apply page on how you can become a volunteer.