Update on our campaign to recruit volunteers through the Daily Mail

Thank you to all the amazing 33k people who signed up to volunteer in the NHS in 2019. We are working with the many NHS trusts across the UK who are keen to have more volunteers joining their team, and with our partners the Royal Voluntary Service and the British Red Cross, to match volunteers. We will email all the pledgers who want to start the process of volunteering now, with details of their local volunteering opportunity by the end of March. If you have any questions regarding your pledge, please email us at [email protected].

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Why volunteer?

Volunteers in healthcare are a powerful force. They save time for staff, help patients at a difficult time in their lives, and go home feeling good about themselves. Volunteering can be fun, rewarding, and often life enhancing. You will learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy the satisfaction of helping brilliant NHS staff.

The best day of the week is the day you volunteer.

Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, founder of Helpforce

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What’s it like to volunteer?

Volunteering roles are varied, and you will be trained by your hospital to carry out different jobs. From helping patients navigate their way around hospital, collecting prescriptions, supporting someone through discharge, to working in different wards like maternity, emergency departments, and the children’s ward. New volunteer roles are developing all the time, and if you prefer other roles, such as admin, there are many other hospital staff that would welcome your help.

Birju was inspired to give back to his local hospital

Volunteering at her local hospital inspired Kate to to train to be a nurse

Volunteering in his local hospital brings Ron great joy