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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).

To join our Trust's fantastic volunteer team, please complete this volunteer application form.

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