Becoming a Volunteer

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There are a few ways to express an interest in volunteering with us:
  • Complete the application form below*
  •  Email the voluntary service at  and request an application pack.  The forms are editable and do not need to be printed.
  • Visit the Volunteer's Office to collect the application pack. The Volunteerís Office can be found in the PALs office, in the hospital through the main entrance on Magdala Avenue.

Our application pack consists of:

  • An application form
  • Occupational Health Form (OH) - You will receive an email from OPAS-G2 inviting you to complete a health questionnaire once we receive your completed application form. This is to check that it is safe for you to volunteer at the hospital
  • Two proofs of address and a photo ID, these are so we can process a DBS for you. You can find what constitutes a proof of address and photo ID here.
Once we have your completed forms the team will start your on-boarding which means that they will obtain your references and process your OH and DBS.  If you would like to know the progress of your on-boarding, please contact the team who will be able to update you. We ask that you provide emails for your references to help speed up the process, and let your referees know that they will hear from us. 
The final part of your on-boarding will require you undertake our induction: You will need to watch our induction videos before you start volunteering. These can be found on the induction page (add here). Our induction videos will give you a brief overview of various topics including working with patients, infection control, health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
We look forward to receiving your application and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Volunteering in our organisation will not be for everyone and everyone will not be for our organisation.  Therefore, if you are unsuccessful, please do not let it deter you from volunteering elsewhere.  It is just about finding the right fit. 
The volunteer office is open to enquiries from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Main Address:
Voluntary Services
Level 0 (Main Entrance)
Whittington Hospital
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
Phone Number:
0207 288 3974 / 3936.
Email Address:
0207 288 3936
Volunteer Services Department,
Level 0, Magdala Avenue,
London N19 5NF
Last updated24 Jun 2024
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