Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer

 

Current volunteering opportunities 

Please note that we can only accept volunteers aged 18 and over who are able to commit to at least the minimum length of time as shown on the role description, this is usually six months.

For enquiries relating to work experience at our hospitals please visit the NHS Trust’s website: www.imperial.nhs.uk/careers/our-roles/work-experience

Charing Cross Hospital

Shop Volunteer: Friend of Charing Cross Hospital

We are looking for people to join a friendly and tight-knit team of volunteers serving members of the public, staff and visitors within the hospital outlet situated at Charing Cross Hospital. You’ll provide outstanding and empathetic customer service with a patient, calm and friendly manner. You’ll be proficient in, or willing to learn, to process payments using a till. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!

Location: Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London (W6 8RF)

Hours: Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least once a week on a weekday, either from 10:00-13.00 or 13.00-16.00.

Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What are the main tasks?

  • To serve customers a range of products from the hospital, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates
  • You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so
  • Handling and counting cash
  • Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the shop 
  • Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This role will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills supporting one of the busiest parts of the hospital. 

In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 

How to apply

Download the role description and apply here.

Selection and Appointment Process

  • We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview with a representative from the Friends of Charing Cross.
  • Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants.
  • The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.

Training provided

  • All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.
  • Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.

 

 

Patient Activities Volunteer: Neuro-rehabilitation Unit

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to join a team of volunteers providing activities for patients recovering from neurological conditions and brain injuries. You’ll provide companionship and sources of entertainment, such as games, art, music and discussions, with a calm and friendly manner, to help improve the leisure time and enrich the experience of patients at the weekends.

Location: Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF

Hours: Ideally, we are looking for individuals who can volunteer on a Saturday or Sunday either once a week or every other week for a two hour shift from 11:00-13:00

Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What are the main tasks?

  • To set up and run activities i.e. music groups, art groups, film groups etc.
  • Talk to patients and discuss current affairs or topical news events
  • Play board or card games with patients
  • Read to patients
  • Take patients to the cafes/shops within the hospital 
  • Encourage patients to interact with each other in a group setting
  • Engage patients in other leisure activities of their choosing

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering on a rehabilitation unit with a team of specialist therapists. Volunteers will gain an understanding of neurological conditions and the techniques used to help recovering patients return to their day to day lives. This role will help volunteers to develop communication and interpersonal skills as well gain an insight into learning and development in a rehab setting. You will receive training, support from a dedicated Volunteering Manager and clinical staff, and a huge amount of satisfaction from giving back to your local community. In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 

How to apply

Download the role description and apply here.

Selection and Appointment Process

  • We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to a Selection Event, where interviews will take place. This gives us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants.
  • The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, and receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend a Core Training session, ahead of your start date with us.

What we provide for volunteers

  • A one-day hospital Core Training session
  • Specific in-role training and guidance provided by the Therapy team as part of your first three months in the role
  • A dedicated Volunteering Manager who will support you in your role
  • A volunteer uniform consisting of a purple polo shirt or shirt/blouse
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses in line with our policy to cover travel and refreshments
  • Awards recognising your service as a volunteer
  • Invitations to our volunteer thank you social events
  • A quarterly Volunteering Newsletter

 

 

St Mary's Hospital

Outpatients Café Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to provide outstanding customer service whilst serving visitors a range of refreshments from the hospital’s popular Outpatients Department Café. With a patient, calm and friendly manner, you’ll assist visitors to the site in an empathetic and helpful way. You’ll be proficient in handling cash, with prior experience in providing customer service in a retail or catering capacity. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!

Location: Main Outpatients Building, St Mary's Hospital (W2 1NY).

Hours: Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least once a week on a weekday, either from 09:00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00.

Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What are the main tasks?

  • To serve hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and other items stocked in the café, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates
  • You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so
  • Handling and counting cash
  • Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the café
  • Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills in a busy and thriving area of the hospital.

In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments.

How to apply

Selection and Appointment Process

  • We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview.
  • Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants
  • The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.


Training provided

  • All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.
  • Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.

 

 

Hammersmith Hospital

Shop Volunteer: Friends of Hammersmith Hospital

We are looking for someone to join a friendly and tight-knit team of volunteers serving members of the public, members of staff and other visitors within the three hospital outlets situated at Hammersmith Hospital. You’ll provide outstanding and empathetic customer service with a patient, calm and friendly manner from one of the most thriving areas of the hospital site. You’ll be proficient in or willing to learn to process payments using a till. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!
 
Location: Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London (W12 0HS)
 
Hours: Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least once a week on a weekday, either from 09:00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00.
 
Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.
 
What are the main tasks
•To serve customers a range of products from the hospital, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates
•You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so
•Handling and counting cash
•Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the shop 
•Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time
 
What will you get out of it
You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This role will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills supporting one of the busiest parts of the hospital. 
In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 
 
How to apply
Download the role description and apply here.
 
Selection and Appointment Process
•We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview.
•Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants.
•The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.
 
Training provided
•All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.
•Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.

 

We are looking for people to join a friendly and tight-knit team of volunteers serving members of the public, staff and visitors within the hospital outlet situated at Charing Cross Hospital. You’ll provide outstanding and empathetic customer service with a patient, calm and friendly manner. You’ll be proficient in, or willing to learn, to process payments using a till. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!

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