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Volunteer at your local hospital

If you are thinking of applying to join us as a volunteer, the Trust now advertises volunteering opportunities at certain times throughout the year.

We may recruit at additional times, but the key times are:

  • January to commence March/April
  • April to commence July/August
  • September to commence January

You can apply to volunteer with us through our on-line application process during the time periods. 

You will be asked to provide the names of two references who can provide you with a reference one from your latest employment,  college or university or anywhere that you have volunteered with in the last three years.

Once you have submitted your application and we have read it (normally within two weeks) will email you to ask you to book an appointment to meet with us to discuss your application further with a member of the Volunteer Service Team.  You will be able to do this through the on-line system.

We will then write to you to let you know if there are any suitable volunteering opportunities available.  You will be required to complete further documentation including a DBS application through our on-line system and an Occupational Health assessment.

Volunteers will then be invited to attend the Trust’s corporate induction day before starting their volunteering role. On the day you will cover the following:

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Fire Safety
  • Information Governance

All volunteers are required to attend a Dementia Awareness session.  Dining companion volunteers and dementia activity volunteers will have additional training relevant to the role before starting and all volunteers will be given the opportunity to shadow existing volunteers.  Further information will be given when we meet you.

For more information about volunteering with us, please click on the link Volunteering with us.

Volunteers bring tremendous value to the Trust and we are always grateful for the many volunteers who give their own time to help.

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