The opportunities we offer

All of our volunteers are unique, giving up their time to support the Whittington Health NHS Trust services. Volunteering can also be an opportunity to develop new skills that could be useful in terms of future career progression/choices.
 
We have over 200 volunteers who reflect our local community and come from a variety of social, religious and cultural backgrounds. There is no upper age limit to becoming a volunteer, but applications canít be accepted from people under the age of 16. We ask that applicants can commit to volunteering with us for a minimum of six months, to really benefit from the experience.
 
Please note: The Volunteer office is not currently open during the evenings and weekends. We do however have opportunities to volunteer during evenings and weekends for those who may only have availability during those times, If you are interested in volunteering during evenings and weekends, please let us know when you apply.

The roles we offer

Clerical and Administration

Providing admin support to the Trust clinics, departments and ward s. You may be required to do filing, data inputting, answering the telephone, dealing with patient enquiries.

Fundraising

Supporting the work of the hospital charity in raising funds to support Trust services and initiatives to improve the quality of support provided to patients. Currently the main source support is through the selling of merchandise on the charity stall based in The Whittington Hospital.

Macmillan Cancer Support

We need volunteers to help run the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the Whittington Hospital. We provide information and support to anyone affected by cancer: patients; relatives and friends; the general public; and to health care professionals who need detailed information.

Mobile Library Trolley

To support in-patients on the wards by providing books, magazines and papers (free of charge). The role also requires good communication skills as you will be dealing with a wide variety of patients who may require compassionate care and support during their stay in hospital.

Pastoral and Spiritual Care Visitor

As with the ward befrienders, to provide social/emotional support to patients who may require support on a more spiritual level because of their faiths/beliefs.

Tea/Refreshments Trolley

The role is to provide refreshments to patients waiting for their appointments in the out-patients department of The Whittington Hospital.

Ward Befriending

Our ward befrienders provide social and emotional support for patients/visitors whilst in the hospital. Ward befrienders are based in our inpatient wards, and interact with patients, visitors, as well as staff to ensure that patients are supported during their stay in the hospital.

Welcoming Guide

Our welcoming guide provides an initial point of contact for those visiting the hospital, whether that is for hospital admissions, clinic appointments or visiting friends and/or relatives. The role is to support patients and visitors attending the hospital to ensure that they get to their destination.

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