Volunteering 'We are here for you'
We are open for applications from 9am on the 1st September
To complete the following application, you will be required to
supply the following information:
- Two Signed References - Reference forms will be
available within the application. Name, Address, Contact number and
Email Address from each referee will be needed at a later
You will also be required to complete mandatory fields
throughout the application.
Please apply via the following link:
If you need any further information or support then please
get in touch with us via:
Volunteering at Central Manchester Foundation Trust
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) understands
the unique quality that volunteering brings to the NHS, and here at
CMFT we respect and appreciate the support of our dedicated
community of volunteers and voluntary organisations. Volunteers
make a personal difference in helping support our teams through
CMFTs valued centred care to our patients and visitors. Through the
dedication of your time and efforts you enhance the service the
Trust provides and help to make it a welcoming and friendly
What kind of volunteering is taking place?
There are a variety of voluntary roles here at the CMFT and our
volunteering family is growing by the day. Volunteers provide
support all around the main hospital sites as well as in other
locations where we provide services. Roles include:
Meeting and Greeting
Paediatric A & E
Family Nurse Partnership
Interpretation and Translation
There are more volunteer roles being developed every day
and if you think you have something to offer then we'd like to hear
Volunteering provides a chance for you to develop new and
exciting skills, meet like-minded individuals and enhances your
knowledge of the healthcare environment. Not only will you benefit
from your time as volunteers it is fundamental to improving the
experiences of patients, visitors and staff at the Trust.
Whether you are looking to gain local experience in a
healthcare environment or simply 'give a little back' to your
community, our volunteers service will work with you to find a
volunteer role that suits your skills and experiences. We are here
How do I get involved?
There are a number of steps involved in becoming a volunteer at
Stage one: Becoming a Volunteer
We would like to encourage people from a variety of backgrounds,
ages and levels of experience to join our volunteer community and
will aim to find a role that best suits you and your individual
needs. Before you can start in a voluntary role there is a
registration process which involves a number of different
1. Complete an application form
You can complete an application form online at http://bttr.im/eafgo
This will ask you to let us know a bit about you, your reasons
for wanting to volunteer as well as your previous experience and
2. Interview & Training & Induction Day
If your application is successful we will invite you to an
interview and training day in order to work out whether you will
suitable for the role.
This day is broken down into two sections. The morning is about
getting to know you and for you to get to know us! The morning will
be designed around group interviews and fun exercises to make sure
you are aware of the unique role you will be providing for our
Trust. It will also help us align the benefits and achievements you
want to get out of your role as a volunteer.
The morning session includes;
- Trust overview and paperwork
- The essence of Volunteering
- Our Values and Behaviours
- Getting to know you
- Getting to know us
At lunch time we will discuss your suitability for becoming a
volunteer or you can decide not to continue.
In the Afternoon we will undergo Core Skills training for you to
have the practical skills to get you started as a volunteer.
The core skills include training on the following;
- Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
- Fire Safety
- Health & Safety
- Infection prevention and Control
- Moving and Handling
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Information Governance
- Summoning help in emergencies'
Once offered the role, we would need to you partake in a series
of on-line assessments to establish your learning on induction and
this can be done at home or in your free time. The assessments are
quick and easy to follow and you will be provided with a Volunteers
Certificate for your time!
We will also ask you to fill in some important documentation
- Proof of photo ID
- National Insurance Number
- The collection of two character references,
- Occupational Health clearance and in some cases Disclosure
and Barring Service checks (formerly CRB).
3. E-learning and Better Impact
We are a 21st Century Trust and have our roots in
innovation. As a part of your registration you will be
introduced to two on-line systems that the Trust use in order to
keep in contact with you and for your continued development. The
first is the e-learning site, Moodle where you can undergo your
assessments for Core skills and enhance your learning. The other is
the Better Impact system to keep you abreast of further
developments in the service and you to keep in contact with us!
4. Hospital WAY-FINDING
New volunteers normally start with us as Hospital Wayfinder
Volunteers supporting our Welcome Desks and the Meet
& Greet service. This role provides a good introduction to
the volunteering at CMFT and you will have a strong team around to
help you learn how things work. After 3 months your placement will
be reviewed and other positions such as more clinically based
placements may be offered if suitable.
We would like to encourage anyone who has an interest in
volunteering to register with us; you will be guided through the
process by Volunteer Services, who will work to insure that it is
as quick and easy to understand as possible.
Do you have Communication Support needs?
If you feel that you might need a little more support during the
recruitment process to communicate with the team then please let us
know in advance so that we can ensure processes are in place to
make things as painless as possible.
We have a mobile hearing loop available for all interviews,
please mention this to staff during meetings if you would find it