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Volunteer Service

Volunteer Service

The volunteer service has a caring approach. Using the goodwill and dedication of all our volunteers we aim to enhance patient services and help all hospital users. Our aim is to reflect the population that the Trust serves and we try to recruit from all sections of the local community.

Why volunteer at the hospital?

Volunteering is a way of becoming involved in your local community and the hospital. Volunteers are located across the Trust, participating in a variety of ways all contributing to improving the patient experience. They are an integral part of the hospital team and are highly valued by staff, patients and visitors.

Who can volunteer?

Basically anyone as long as they are over 16 years old (18 years old to volunteer within Children's Services)

What do volunteers do?

  • Hospital Welcomers -Offering a helping hand to hospital users, meeting, greeting and offering directions to patients and visitors
  • Pharmacy - Become involved in a vital and interesting area of the hospital
  • Ward Volunteer - Offering a helping hand or a friendly face can enhance a patient's stay in hospital
  • Ward-Befriending - volunteers offer a very special service for many patients, who would not usually have a visitor of their own. Cheering them up, chatting and offering a much needed diversion to the treatment they are receiving in hospital
  • Clinics - Supporting patients, their relatives or companions in many different ways in the clinics of the hospital

There's a whole host of other areas in which you can volunteer.

Recruitment

Please contact us during the following times for an application pack:

  • March 2015 - Request application packs
  • April 2015 - Volunteer Interviews

Benefits

  • Make new friends and have fun
  • Exploring career prospects - gaining valuable experience of working in a hospital
  • Develop new and useful skills
  • Becoming an active citizen within your community
  • Support future job applications, UCAS forms, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and records of achievements
  • The reward of doing something worthwhile

Saying thank you

Our volunteers are thanked in many ways:

  • Awards and Certificates
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Support from Volunteer Service Manager

Volunteers can also claim out of pocket travel expenses.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0161 276 5190 
E-mail: volunteer.services@cmft.nhs.uk

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