Volunteer Opportunities

These are not live vacancies but are a sample of what you can help us with…

WARD SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Working alongside nursing staff, this varied role may include chatting to patients, minor clerical duties and helping distribute meals. You may also be asked to help support ward staff with answering the telephone and the security doors as well as occasional bed making.

There is also an opportunity to assist patients who may need help with eating and drinking. Training will be provided for the meal-time assistant role.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS Age 18+

Supporting our busy Emergency Department, volunteers chat to patients and relatives who are waiting for test results or other treatment. You may be asked to provide a welcome cup of tea and share sandwiches for those who are able to eat and drink.

ADMINISTRATION

Many of our departments are looking for volunteers to help them with administration support, to assist with minor clerical duties including photocopying, filing and answering the telephone.

RECEPTION/WAYFINDER

Reception volunteers provide directional advice for visitors and answering general enquiries.

BREASTFEEDING PEER SUPPORT Age18+ 

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters inform, guide and support mothers and babies to promote, initiate or maintain breastfeeding. To volunteer in this role, you will need to have had 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding experience. This role is based on our Maternity Ward in the Labour Ward.

Peer Supporters will need to be available to volunteer 3 hours each week and commit to at least 1 year of volunteering.

Breastfeeding Peer Support Training will need to be completed prior to starting. It is a five-week course of two hours per week during the evening, with the Infant Feeding Lead Midwife.

Ongoing supervision is provided.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact us by calling the team on 01908 996 060 or by emailing [email protected]

Last Modified: 10:55am 11/02/2022