HOW VOLUNTEERING WORKS

We offer a wide range of volunteer roles across various hospitals within the Trust, and we’re keen to attract diverse people to volunteer. There is sure to be an opportunity that suits your skills.

Volunteer roles include meeting, greeting and escorting visitors; befriending patients on wards through playing board games, reading and listening; providing hand rub therapy; providing reminiscence activities with patients who have dementia; assisting with admin; collecting patient feedback; driving an eco bus which transports patients across the site.

As a volunteer, you’ll enjoy a special one day induction course to welcome you to the Trust. We’ll also provide training relevant to your role - from wheelchair training, to safeguarding awareness training and dementia care training. Our team of experienced senior volunteers will be on hand to offer you support and encouragement. In return for your commitment, we’ll provide you with a uniform and cover reasonable travel expenses.

REWARDING VOLUNTEERS

Volunteering at the Trust is rewarding in and of itself. There’s nothing like the warm glow you’ll feel at having made a difference for somebody at a time of need. But we also like to celebrate our volunteers and their brilliant work. So we organise a range of events for volunteers - from coffee mornings, to networking breakfasts, to an afternoon buffet with awards and certificates. 

We recognise that many people volunteer as a way to boost their CV and open themselves up to job opportunities. So as well as giving you responsibilities that will look good on your CV, we’ll also provide training to help you develop transferable skills you’ll need in your volunteering role. What’s more, we are happy to support your success in the job market by providing a reference.

To explore volunteering opportunities across the Trust, click here.

Information about the recruitment process is available here, however if you have an enquiry please email: volunteer.services@cmft.nhs.uk