Volunteers play a big part at our Trust. They support front-line clinical and corporate services, from health visitors and school nurses in 0-19, to IT, Community Cardiology, Adult Social Care, Dietetics, Speech and language, Physiotherapy, Sexual Health and the League of Friends charity.
Volunteers come from all backgrounds. Some gain valuable experience that leads them to a new career. All should gain a sense of satisfaction from helping us provide excellent NHS services.
Our volunteers are all 16 years or older. Most placements need a commitment of at least six months regular volunteering, one or two sessions a week. All volunteers have an occupational health check based on the role they will be doing. Some volunteers need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) check. These are free to the volunteer and are there to make sure we are looking after our volunteers, patients and staff. Volunteers also have an induction and any training needed to carry out their role.