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Volunteering

 

To enable our existing workforce of clinicians and support services to prioritise the treatment and care of patients affected by the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we warmly welcome applications from individuals aged 18 years and over to donate their spare time and energy to North Mid during this challenging time.

  

We currently have a range of volunteer roles available across the hospital over the coming days and weeks. These include:


  • 'Meet and greet’ volunteers at entrances
  • Sanitisation volunteers to support increased cleaning of touchpoints, such as door handles
  • Volunteer porters to support patient flow
  • Volunteer hospital runners to help distribute equipment
  • Patient befrienders to help make refreshments for patients and facilitate contact with their relatives
  • Family liaison volunteers to support communication between relatives, patients and clinicians


Contact us

To find out more and speak with a member of our volunteering coordination team, email northmid.volunteer@nhs.net or call us on 020 8887 3549.


Please note that our volunteer positions are not suitable for people seeking work experience, work placements or clinical and nursing experience. If you are interested in a work experience placement with the hospital, please email our work experience team at: northmid.workexperience@nhs.uk


About our volunteer programme

Our team of volunteers work through our volunteering scheme to help to make the hospital a welcoming place for patients and visitors. They spend time in an unpaid capacity improving the hospital environment, helping individual patients (other than close relatives) or local community groups. They support the hospital's activities and help to complement  the work of our paid staff. We highly value the time and commitment our volunteers give.

Why become a volunteer? 

  • volunteers help improve the quality of patients' experience of the hospital 
  • it's a valuable way to get involved with and help the local community we serve  
  • you will meet other interesting people of all ages and backgrounds and make new friends 
  • you will be part of a team and learn new skills 
  • it can help improve your job-seeking opportunities, while you do something worthwhile and useful 
  • it can contribute to your personal development 
  • you know that you are making an important contribution to your local community

The process
Successful applications are subject to two references, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances however, we are streamlining this process currently to deploy volunteers as quickly as possible.

Page last updated March 2020