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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.

Recruitment for new volunteers is currently closed. If you would like to register your interest in future opportunities, please complete this expression of interest form and we will contact you when recruitment reopens in Spring 2024.

Contact us

Email the volunteer team

Phone: 01904 724229

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.

Volunteering requirements

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.

Support Scarborough Hospital's cafe

The Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) is looking for more volunteers to support the cafe at Scarborough Hospital. 

To find out more and apply for the role, visit the RVS website.

Friends of York Hospitals

FOYH logo small portrait with strapline (002)Friends of York Hospitals is a charity founded in 1953 to support the care and rehabilitation of patients from York Hospital, Nelson's Court, and White Cross Court. 

The charity works in partnership with the Trust through volunteering and supports the work of York & Scarborough Hospitals Charity by fundraising for specialist equipment and projects to increase the facilities and care for patients and their families.

The charity could not carry out its work without the generosity of local people giving their time. If you are interested in learning more about Friends of York Hospitals and its volunteering and membership opportunities, please visit the FOYH website.

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Norovirus is highly infectious and can spread easily

Please do not visit our hospitals if you or a member of your household has had nausea, diarrhoea, or vomiting within the last 48 hours. This is to prevent the spread of norovirus in our hospitals.

See more information on norovirus.