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Volunteering for us

Whether you would like to give something back, make new friends, enhance your existing skills or learn something about a career in the NHS, there are so many benefits to volunteering with us.

Coming into hospital can be a stressful and worrying time, and having people around who can offer support, read stories to children, show families around or greet them at the door can make a huge difference to their journey and experience with us.

Our vision is to evolve and grow a volunteer service that is integral to providing an outstanding patient experience, through enhancing the lives of patients, staff and communities.

With this in mind, we look to ensure that volunteers are well placed, inducted, trained and supported throughout their volunteering to guarantee the best possible practice and service.

If you have availability each week, are enthusiastic, compassionate, honest, positive and kind, can attend regularly for a minimum of six months and want to do something rewarding and worthwhile, please do consider volunteering with us.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Increased feeling of self-esteem, self-worth and confidence
  • An opportunity to give something back to the community
  • Enhance existing skills and learn new ones
  • An opportunity to meet like-minded people.

We also provide

  • Travelling expenses
  • A friendly, welcoming environment
  • Social events.

Please note that we are a volunteering service and cannot arrange shadowing or work experience placements. For these, please contact the relevant department directly.

How to volunteer

To apply to volunteer please complete our volunteer form and return via email to bwcvolunteering@nhs.net.