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Ward Volunteers

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. 


About the Role

Ward volunteers provide companionship and support to patients some of whom maybe in hospital for a long period of time.

As a ward volunteer you will help to provide a variety of activities for patients such as playing board games, reading or general conversation.

Volunteers also assist with the mealtimes and this includes preparing the patient for their meal, distributing meals and sitting with a aptients and helping with cutting food, opening cartons and making the meal a social occasion. 

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


Skills, Experience and Requirements

Applicants need to demonstrate a sense of maturity as well as compassion for others and a willingness to make a difference to each and every person they come in contact with.

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. 


For more information

If you are interested in this role or you've got any questions about volunteering, get in touch  with the Volunteer Service Team.