Volunteer with us

Smiling volunteers standing in hospital
Two Barts Health volunteers stand together at Whipps Cross Hospital

Shape your story as a volunteer

Our dedicated volunteers offer practical and emotional support to our patients

They also provide a helping hand for our staff and a friendly face for our visitors.

They can support the hospital in several ways from welcoming and directing visitors, giving out refreshments on the wards or chatting to patients. 

Our recruitment process can take from one to three months. It will depend on how quickly you complete necessary checks and stages. 

Apply online

Our dedicated volunteers

Our volunteers are inspiring, passionate and caring

And we would like it to be a valuable experience for you too

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

Our dedicated volunteers - video

Barts Health volunteer behind a screen at The Royal London Hospital

Get in touch

If you’d like to learn more before you apply, please phone us

Volunteering across the Barts Health: 020 7377 7792

Newham: 020 7363 8107

St Bartholomew's: 020 3765 8897 

The Royal London: 020 7377 7334

Whipps Cross: 020 8535 6772

An image of volunteer Ann Wickham

Meet Ann

Ann Wickham has decades supporting staff and patients at Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Find out more about her story and her work with the Barts Guild.

You have to care to care