Volunteer

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Making a difference

Our volunteers are amazing. From meeting and greeting to helping our patients eat, they’re a lovely, caring bunch from all walks of life who make sure our patients have the very best experience while in hospital.

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Our volunteers are great because they each bring their unique experience

Volunteering with us is incredibly rewarding and makes a huge difference to our patients and staff. With roles in public-facing areas, administration or even in the garden, we’ve got opportunities for everyone to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

So if you’re over 16, want to make a difference to our patients and staff, and have some time to spare, why not join our brilliant army of volunteers?

We get lots of requests from awesome people like you, so your first-choice role might not be available straightaway. However, if we think you’ll fit in just fine in another team or area, we’ll let you know. Of course, we’ll tell you if your first choice becomes available!

Getting to where you want to be in your career

Volunteering can also help you back into work. The experiences you’ll get in our busy hospitals will look great on your CV.

If you want to become a doctor, nurse, midwife or allied health professional, getting first-hand experience of life on a ward or department is invaluable - we’re always looking for mealtime volunteers!

But please note, volunteering isn’t the same as work experience, and volunteers cannot undertake any clinical work.

We ask that all volunteers are able to commit, in order for us to provide you with a reference we ask that you commit for a minimum of one year.  We are not able to provide a reference for anyone who has volunteered for less than one year.

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