Volunteering: how to apply

Volunteer02-300We are always seeking volunteers to complement the work of the Trust in various wards, departments and areas within the Great Western Hospital and our community hospitals and we have a wide variety of placement opportunities.

We have a duty to recruit and place volunteers in a way that ensures safety for all concerned, so the hospital welcomes volunteers who are over 16 years of age and able to commit to at least three hours a week for a minimum of six months.

The application process

Please contact us on one of these dates to add your name to our recruitment list (the phone lines open at 8.00am):

  • Thursday 1 February 2018
  • Thursday 1 March 2018
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • Friday 1 June 2018
  • Monday 2 July 2018
  • Monday 10 September 2018
  • Monday 1 October 2018
  • Thursday 1 November 2018

The recruitment process will then continue as follows:

  1. Your name will be added to our waiting list and an application pack will be sent to you within a week.
  2. Once your completed application form is returned, you will be invited to an informal interview (usually taking place the following month).
  3. At this stage, we will request two references for you and also organise health and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - please see the Government website - DBS
    (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service).
  4. Once all your recruitment paperwork has been received, you will be asked to attend a day's Trust induction training session before starting in your designated placement area.

Once all your recruitment paperwork has been received, you will be asked to attend a day's Trust induction training session before starting in your designated placement area.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Further information/contact

Tel: 01793 605247
Email: gwh.voluntary.services@nhs.net

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