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Volunteering with us

Doreen, one of the fundraising volunteers, collecting a cheque on behalf of the chemotherapy appeal

Who can volunteer?
Why volunteer
How soon can volunteers start?
How much time do volunteers give?
Will volunteers be out of pocket?
How long can a volunteer do voluntary work?
Will training be provided?
How do volunteers apply?
Current opportunities

Who can volunteer?
Volunteers play an important role in our Trust by providing non-clinical support. Anyone over the age of 17 years can volunteer. We recruit people from a wide range of backgrounds for a variety of rewarding opportunities.

Why volunteer?
We recognise volunteering enables the sharing of skills, knowledge and experience to complement the core activities of the Trust. Volunteering is a genuine way in which people can give something to their community.

How soon can volunteers start?
The recruitment procedure usually takes four to six weeks to complete after the initial informal interview and includes clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau, health checks and appropriate references*.

How much time do volunteers give?
As much time as you can spare. However, we suggest that each session you offer is a minimum of 2 hours, depending on the type of voluntary work chosen.

Will volunteers be out of pocket?
No, we will reimburse a reasonable amount of travelling expenses and car parking fees.

How long can a volunteer do voluntary work?
Obviously, we want you to stay with us as long as possible but a minimum of six months is desirable. When you have completed six months or more, we are normally happy to provide a reference for you for future college courses or employment, if required.

Will training be provided?
Full training and ongoing support will be given to all volunteers.

How do volunteers apply?
Volunteers will need to complete an application form and have an informal interview and go through our usual recruitment process. Please send your completed application form to the relevant manager, as detailed for each volunteering role*

*it can take several weeks before having an interview depending on demand for voluntary opportunities.