Volunteering

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?

Volunteering opportunities can including things like assisting visitors at our main entrance desk, helping in the QVH Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, supporting our Health Records staff and offering administrative support.

All volunteers must be over the age of 16. 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. Please contact us qvh.supportqvh@nhs.net to discuss our latest available volunteer vacancies.

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?

If you wish to register your interest in becoming a volunteer, please email us at qvh.supportqvh@nhs.net indicating what type of volunteer work you are interested in. We will send you all the required recruitment paperwork and ask you to complete a health questionnaire. We will then ask you to arrange a short interview. Please note that some roles require a criminal records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. This process can take a few weeks to complete before you can start your voluntary duties.