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Volunteering

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

We currently have over 400 volunteers making a difference to both our patients and staff. Whether you want to volunteer at York, Scarborough, Bridlington, or Selby hospitals, or even some of our smaller community sites, everyone can make a difference and we welcome your application to join us. 


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.


How to apply

In order to apply, volunteers are required to commit to the following:

  • Minimum six months of volunteering overall
  • Weekly commitment of one four-hour volunteering shift
  • Must be aged 16 or over (with parental consent). Please note, some roles are 18 and over due to the nature of the ward environment
  • Before starting volunteering, volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer recruitment information session and a separate ward induction session (normally ward based for four hours).

Recruitment of volunteers is currently paused. Please check back in March, when we are due to reopen the application process.

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Royal College of Nursing members at our Trust are taking part in strike action Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February from 7.00am to 8.00pm. This will impact services at our hospitals.

If you are due to attend an appointment and we haven't already contacted you, please come as planned.

On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).