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Ward Volunteers

Ward Volunteering

Help us to offer person centred care

You may have seen our friendly volunteers out and about in our hospitals; they wear distinctive red NHSGGC polo shirts and make an invaluable contribution to the services we provide to our patients. 

Being a ward volunteer is about proactivelly engaging and interacting with patients, sitting with people whom may be anxious or need a listening ear.

Volunteers have a direct and positive impact on patient care and enchance the experience of service users and/or add value for staff.  They provide a supportive role to patients who may have limited or social contact during their inpaitient stay and taks might include: listening, chatting, reading or looking at books, photographs and pictures.

Our ward volunteers are currently placed in a range of areas such as: Elderly Care, Acute Stroke, Surgical and General Medicine.

You need to be at least 18 years old and must be willing to make a minimum commitment of 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months after your induction training.   Ward volunteers need to be confident working with people and ability to interact well with patients is esstential to the role.

Volunteers completement the work of paid staff

Our Ward Volunteers complement the work of our staff by offering companionship and support to patients, helping to organise ward based social activities and by providing encouragement at mealtimes. 

If you would like to join our fantastic team of volunteers where you can help our patients, acquire new skills and make new friends, then please get in touch with the Voluntary Services Team who will be delighted to provide more information.