Volunteers are incredibly generous with their time and help us to provide the best patient care. We are very grateful for their time and energy and thank all those who support us in this way.

What does volunteering involve?

Volunteers assist visitors at our main entrance desk, the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, the Hurricane Cafe and offer administrative support.

All volunteers must be over the age of 18. You would need to be able to work on your own as well as with members of staff. A friendly yet professional approach, good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with all types of people are essential. Computer skills may be required for some roles.

Most volunteers give between two and four hours of their time each week. However, roles vary and we do our best to make sure they fit around our volunteers’ other personal commitments.

How do I become a volunteer?

To become a volunteer, we ask you to register your interest by completing an application form and provide the names of two referees. Please indicate what type of volunteer work you are interested in. Once we are ready to procees the application, we will send you all the recruitment paperwork in order to undertake a criminal records check throught the Disclosure and Barring Service and ask you to complete a health questionnaire. We will then ask you to arrange a short interview . Please note this process can take a few weeks to complete before you can start your voluntary duties.

Completed application forms may be emailed to claire.charman@qvh.nhs.uk or posted to the FREEPOST address below:

Miss Claire Charman
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Holtye Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3BR

If you have any further questions, please contact: Claire Charman, Engagement Coordinator on 01342 414170.


Our Keeping Abreast charity support group is looking for volunteers and models for our ‘show & tell’ support sessions.