Volunteer with us

Volunteering gives you the chance to make our hospitals a little more comfortable for our patients and visitors. Our dedicated team of approximately 600 volunteers offer practical and emotional support to our patients, a helping hand for our staff and a friendly face for our visitors. They are an integral and valued part of our organisation and provide approximately 135,000 hours of help per year – and you could be one of them!

What’s in it for you?

As a volunteer with us you may find yourself making new friends, meeting and working with new people from all walks of life, enhancing your existing skills, learning something new or having new experiences – our volunteers tell us they feel more confident and happy from giving back and helping others.

We offer a friendly, welcoming environment, full training, travel expenses and social events as well as a wide selection of high quality volunteer roles.

Interested in joining us?

Start off by taking a look at our volunteer roles, to figure out what type of volunteering you feel would suit you best. Then head to our become a volunteer page for guidance on the application and recruitment process.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, aged 16 and over, who are friendly, independent and enthusiastic. In return, we provide a wide range of exciting opportunities to meet others, learn new skills and, most importantly, to make a difference to the lives of our staff and patients.

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