Posted for Northampton General Hospital
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!
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?
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
Knowledge & Experience
Experience assisting the public
Good interpersonal skills
Reliable, honest and punctual
Education, Training & Qualifications
Previous admin experience (if volunteering in admin role)
- 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?
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