Voluntary Services

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Our team of volunteers provide a vital service to patients, visitors and colleagues at The Whittington Hospital. Volunteers are involved in hospital life in a range of ways including:
  • Welcoming visitors and giving directions
  • Keeping patients company on the wards
  • Assisting patients who have difficulties eating and drinking
  • Running our merchandise stall
  • Helping at fundraising events
  • Delivering refreshments to inpatients and outpatients
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Helping patients to share their views on our services
  • Macmillan volunteers
  • Dementia volunteers
All of our volunteers are unique, giving up their time for free to share their skills. Volunteering can also be an opportunity to develop new skills that could lead to gaining paid work at Whittington Health or with other organisations. We have over 200 volunteers who reflect our local community and come from a variety of social, religious and cultural backgrounds. There is no upper age limit to becoming a volunteer, but applications canít be accepted from people under the age of 16. We ask that applicants can commit to volunteering with us for a minimum of one year, to really benefit from the experience.

Further Information

How to apply There are three ways to apply to become a volunteer with Whittington Health:
  • Complete an online enquiry form
  • Visit the volunteers office at The Whittington Hospital to collect an enquiry form
  • Phone the volunteers office and request an enquiry form by post
Once you have submitted an enquiry form you will receive an acknowledgement by email. You may receive a conditional offer straight away, be asked to submit further information or be invited to an informal interview. Due to the high volume of interest in volunteering with us not everyone who applies will be successful. We receive a large number of enquiries and will look at each application individually against the needs of the service.