Become a hospital volunteer to help with the COVID 19 pandemic
Volunteer with us
We simply could not do all that we do without our inspiring, passionate and caring team of volunteers. Our dedicated volunteers offer practical and emotional support to our patients, providing a helping hand for our staff and a friendly face for our visitors. Our volunteers are able to support the hospital in a number of ways from welcoming and directing visitors, giving out refreshments on the wards or chatting to patients.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll make new friends, meet and work with new people from all walks of life, learn new skills and gain new experience. Our volunteers tell us they feel more confident and happy by giving back and helping others.
Find out more about our volunteering opportunities
Current volunteering opportunities
We are currently only recruiting for volunteers to help support hospital staff during the COVID 19 pandemic.
What can I do?
Join the NHS Volunteer Responders
They are working directly with the hospitals including Barts Health Trust and will be able to link you directly.
Here are the ways you can support:
- Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.
- Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.
- NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
- Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.
Apply here: https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs