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Do you have a spare 4 hours a week? 

We are looking for volunteers to support the hospital Monday- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Are you are looking to gain new skills and experiences? Do you want to work in part of a team whilst helping others? Do you want to try something different? If so, then volunteering is for you!

Why Volunteer?

If you’ve started looking for work or want to get back into it after a break, volunteering can really help. We'll support you as you develop your skills and confidence - and your CV will really impress potential employers.

If you've retired but you're not quite ready to put your feet up, we'd really value your experience and time.

Meet people from all walks of life. Whether it's our staff or our patients, there's never a dull moment when you're surrounded by people of all ages from all sorts of backgrounds. Volunteering in a hospital gives you an insight into other people's lives and so many of our volunteers say it's a real privilege

Give something back. What better place to give something back than your local hospital, the one place that touches everyone's lives in some way?

Main duties

Our volunteers are invaluable part of the hospital team. Working with us in a volunteering role means you're playing a part in delivering the best possible care to our patients and their families, whether you're providing admin support in an office, working alongside our ward teams or supporting other areas within the Hospital

We have a variety of different volunteering roles in the hospital including;

Supporting the wards

Supporting the HCA’s & Nurses with support on the ward ie replenishing drinks, sitting with patients, helping the ward clerk

Dementia support (full training given)

Animation support (playing games with patients)

Assisting at meal times (basic)

Support around the hospital

Supporting the Pharmacy team delivering supplies

Supporting the Discharge Team

Providing guidance on the information desks

Supporting the response service deliver notes and supplies

Supporting the gardening team

Transporting patients throughout the hospital (over 18 years old only)

Supporting the clinics with managing clinics with temperature checking

Admin support to both clinical and non-clinical areas

Skills

Person specification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria

Experience assisting the public

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria

Good interpersonal skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

Reliable, honest and punctual

Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Previous admin experience (if volunteering in admin role)

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Cliftonville
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5BD

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • First Aid
  • General Helping
  • Practical Skills
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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