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Why volunteer?

CM reception.jpgMany people from our local community give up their time to volunteer with us in a variety of roles within the trust. As a volunteer you could be spending time chatting with patients on the wards, carrying out rehabilitation activities, gardening, fundraising, event planning, helping at mealtimes or being that first port of call for all patients and visitors coming on site. You might be volunteering with patients or maybe carrying out administrative and ‘behind the scenes’ roles if you prefer.

We are able to offer a range of roles supporting our patients and staff, depending on your particular interests and aspirations.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and contribute a wealth of skills and experience. They include people looking for something positive to do in their retirement, those who are working but want to do something worthwhile in their spare time, those who want to meet new people and be part of a team and those wanting to give something back to the community.

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment or further education, or a chance to gain work experience, which may inspire a career change.

Do volunteers need specific qualifications?
No. If you are 16 or over, we’d love to hear from you. All we ask is that you are caring, responsible and enthusiastic.

What support is offered to volunteers?
Ongoing training and support is offered in relation to your volunteering role and involvement.

How much time are volunteers requested to give?

We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of two hours each week.  Roles can be undertaken at different times of the day including evenings and weekends should you prefer.  Many volunteers choose to offer their time beyond the minimum two hour commitment.

If you are thinking about volunteering with our trust and would like to know more about the roles available across the community, please click here to see our available roles or perhaps our Role of the Month may be of interest to you?