Volunteers are here to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of our patients and staff.
Two main desk volunteers posing with a banner featuring a QVH staff member in blue scrubs on the wall.

You don’t need previous experience in a health setting to join our volunteer team, just enthusiasm. We do require people to commit to volunteering for at least one session per week over a minimum six-month period.

We have various voluntary roles across the hospital such as:

  • A male QVH Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer in a white polo shirt uniform posing in front of a shelf with promotional materials for the centre.Meet and greet visitors and patients at our main desk
  • Assisting in waiting areas – helping patients check in and interacting while they are waiting for their appointments
  • Offering complimentary therapy appointments and a listening ear in our Macmillan centre
  • Offering patients a hand to hold during their cataract appointments.

One of our main desk volunteers said:

“I was surprised by the wide range of queries from people who come to the hospital. Many were obviously already anxious and were very grateful to be taken to their destination. It’s so wonderful helping the patients who are all so appreciative of our smiles and welcome. On their way home, they often come to the desk to say goodbye and thanks”.

Our volunteer team would love to hear from you.

Please email us at qvh.volunteering@nhs.net to discuss current role opportunities or any questions. The voluntary services team can then send you an application form and arrange an informal meeting with you.