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Volunteering at the Trust is a great way to support your local hospital.

Volunteers make a difference to both patients and staff across the Trust. If you would like to volunteer at one of our hospitals in York, Scarborough, Bridlington, and Selby, or one of our smaller community sites, we would love to hear from you.

Click here to complete an expression of interest form.

If you would like support to complete the form, please contact the volunteer team on 01904 772 4229 or email

The Big Help Out

To mark The King's Coronation, thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities. 

The Big Help Out is a unique initiative which forms a part of the King's Coronation to celebrate volunteering in the coronation year. It is a national campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of volunteering.

Starting on Monday 8th May, it's a chance for everybody to experience volunteering in their local area. Find out more on The Big Help Out website and by following #TheBigHelpOut on Twitter.

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering for our Trust, please complete the expression of interest form.

National Volunteers Week 2023

2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when we will join charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make. The theme this year is, ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ and the hope is to encourage people to be the change that we want to see and get involved in volunteering in whatever way works for them. 

We will be thanking and celebrating our Volunteers in National Volunteers Week, and for rest of the month of June.

For more information about National Volunteers Week, visit the volunteers week website.

Frequently asked questions

After submitting an application, how long does it take to become a Trust volunteer?
It takes 8-12 weeks, including recruitment checks, an information session, and an induction session.

Do you offer work experience?
Our volunteering roles are designed to improve the patient experience, not for work experience purposes. We do sometimes offer work experience placements for those under 18. Find more details on work experience placements here.

Requirements for volunteering

To apply and become a volunteer, we ask that people:

  • Commit to a minimum of six months, initially
  • Make a weekly commitment of one four-hour shift
  • Must be aged 16 and above. Please note, volunteers under 18 require parental consent. Some roles are only appropriate for volunteers aged 18+

To find out more about Volunteering with the NHS please visit NHS England's volunteering webpage.

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