We are pleased to have the goodwill of over 400 volunteers to help give the best care to our patients, their friends and families.
Our volunteers help to provide the valuable link between our hospitals and the community and often prompt us to see things from a different perspective.
They not only provide help and support for patients and staff but feedback comments and ideas on behalf of the public.
Each volunteer brings something special and unique, and collectively build a highly efficient team.
Working as a hospital volunteer can help you learn new skills, find out more about health care, meet new people and contribute to the community.
Volunteers do make a difference every day!
Any time you can devote greatly contributes to the well-being of our patients and helps them gain self-esteem and satisfaction through interaction and creativity.
In turn, the contribution you make is greatly appreciated by the Trust.
Who can volunteer
We welcome all volunteers from age 16 upwards, whatever your background.
There is no upper age limit, providing you are reasonably fit.
All volunteers are recruited via a similar process to paid staff, which includes the need for occupational health screening, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly CRB) checks and attending any necessary training.
We have volunteer roles across the Trust, including in administrative and clerical teams, the chaplaincy, general wards, maternity and outpatients. We are also always looking for volunteers to help direct patients to appointments, or help with portering.
Apply to be a volunteer
We have a variety of placement opportunities, from 8.00am to 6.00pm, seven days a week.
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.
All volunteering vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs website - please see Current vacancies.