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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

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Our volunteers support patients, visitors and staff in our hospital sites across the city, carrying out both ward and non-ward based roles.

Volunteering with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals 2020/21

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2021.

We have various opportunities: Arts In Health Volunteer, Clothing for Patients Project, Companion Volunteer, Emergency Department Volunteer, Sheffield Hospitals Charity Volunteer, Outpatients Volunteer, Patient Feedback Volunteer, Pharmacy Runner, Ward Volunteer and Welcomer Volunteer. For information about our current recruitment, please see our website: e-mail: or call: 0114 2715735

Please note: recruitment for this role is currently on hold as the activity is not able to happen at the moment, but you can still apply to register your interest. Please go to the website for more information and updates:

What skills do I need?

We are looking for individuals who are: Friendly and approachable; Good listeners; Happy to work on their own or in groups; Able to follow instructions and Good communicators. We do not ask for any specific academic or vocational qualifications, except for language skills in English (equivalent to Level 1).

What will I gain?

Volunteering can help you to build confidence, make new friends, develop your communication skills, gain valuable experience of a hospital environment and prepare for work. It can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling.

Training and support

Before you start your role, you will complete the Trust's mandatory learning and also some role-specific training. You will then have a volunteer induction, relevant to your particular department and posting. When you commence volunteering, we provide support and supervision to enable you to be effective and to get the most from your role. There may be the opportunity for additional skills training as you progress.

Time commitment

We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of one shift per week, of approximately three hours' duration. We ask our volunteers to complete six months' of volunteering (or more).







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Various locations across the hospital's sites (Sheffield).
  • CausesHealth
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare

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