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Volunteer vacancies

09 Jan 2019 13:30:46
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If you are looking for somewhere you can make a difference and are passionate about volunteering we would like to hear from you.

Our current roles are:

  • Welcome Desk Volunteers / Meet & Greet
  • Ward volunteers (Ward A5 - Diabetes and Endocrine)
  • Ward volunteers (Ward A6)
  • Volunteer gardeners

Welcome Desk volunteers / Meet & Greet

The purpose of this role is to offer patients and visitors information and support, enabling them to reach their destination in a timely stress free manner.

Using the Welcome Desk as a base, volunteers will be available to provide directions and escort patients and visitors throughout the hospital, if required to do so.

While moving around the hospital, volunteers should also be available to offer assistance to patients and visitors around lifts or in quieter areas who may be struggling to find their way.

Wheelchairs left on corridors should be collected and returned to the store in the main entrance, or given to patients and visitors who may request them.

With training, volunteers may also offer wheelchair support to patients and visitors who require assistance.

Welcome Desk vacancies:

  • Wednesday afternoons 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday afternoons 12 – 4pm

Wheelchair Duty vacancies 

  • Tuesday 12 – 4pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 1pm
  • Friday 1pm – 4pm


Ward Volunteer - Ward A5 Diabetes & Endocrine

What would the Ward Volunteer role involve?

As a Ward Volunteer, duties will be varied and extensive. 

To assist patients with nutritional requirements:

  • Helping patients to complete menus
  • Serving meals and refreshments
  • Offering hand wipes
  • Assisting patients who need help with cutting food and opening packets, putting butter on bread etc. 
  • Sitting and talking with patients when appropriate
  • Meeting and greeting patients and visitors to the unit 

Assist staff when requested: 

  • Helping to make up beds
  • General tidying of ward – for example, removing dead flowers
  • Take and collect prescriptions to Pharmacy when requested by staff
  • Take samples to Laboratory when requested by staff
  • Assist staff with stocking up 
  • Taking equipment back to equipment library

Ward A5 vacancies: 

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday 


Ward volunteers - Ward A6

What would the Ward Volunteer role involve?

A6 is a day unit which delivers a number of different treatments, including chemotherapy.

The ward is open Monday to Friday 9-5.

They would welcome any support or assistance a Volunteer can provide to their patients, relatives carers and staff.

Duties include:

  • Talking to Patients, relatives and carers
  • Make drinks
  • Hand out sandwiches
  • Escort Patients
  • Collect and drop off to Pharmacy


Volunteer gardeners


If you love gardening or would just like to potter we would like to hear from you.

As a Volunteer Gardner you will use your enthusiasm and knowledge to utilise the greenhouse to grow plants and flowers for the garden.

Undertake light maintenance and tidying of the garden to enhance the experience of patients and visitors to the area.

Report any maintenance issues to the Estates department or the VSC

It is essential that Volunteers are able to take a proactive approach to the role, whilst being guided by the Volunteer Supervisor.



For an application form or further information, contact:

Mavis Francis

Voluntary Services Coordinator

Tel: 01709 424329

Email: mavis.francis3@nhs.net


Application process: 

Our minimum age to volunteer is 18 years and you must have legal status to work in the UK. A minimum of 9 months commitment to volunteering at the Trust.

We also require:

Out of pocket travel expenses incurred when attending to volunteer are reimbursed.