Volunteers' Week 2022 - celebrating our amazing volunteers

Volunteers' Week 2022 - celebrating our amazing volunteers

01 June 2022

Volunteers' Week 2022 - celebrating our amazing volunteers
Today marks the beginning of Volunteers’ Week and we’ll be showing our appreciation for the incredible difference they make across our hospitals.

Today marks the beginning of Volunteers’ Week and we’ll be showing our appreciation for the incredible difference they make across our hospitals.

Last year, our team of 544 volunteers lent an incredible 15,540 hours of their time to support the NHS. From aiding visitors to delivering meals, our volunteers are a familiar and welcome sight across the Trust – an incredible 97% of staff agree that volunteers in their hospital make it a better place to work!

With hundreds of active volunteers supporting your vital work across the five Trust hospitals, we couldn’t be prouder of their impact, and that’s why we’re thrilled to join the Volunteers’ Week celebrations for another year.

“We're incredibly grateful to everyone who has stepped forward to volunteer with us in the last year - you've all made a huge difference at a time of intense pressure.”

Sam Morris, Head of Volunteering at Imperial Health Charity

Sam Morris, Head of Volunteering at the charity, said: "Pointing patients in the right direction, assisting staff or simply offering an ear to listen, volunteers are a helping hand to everyone who visits our hospitals.

“We're incredibly grateful to everyone who has stepped forward to volunteer with us in the last year - you've all made a huge difference at a time of intense pressure."

We’ll be sharing more about our community of volunteers throughout the week, but if you’ve had a great experience with a volunteer that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know by getting in touch at info@imperialcharity.org.uk or tagging us on Twitter or Instagram!

Watch Richard, a former patient at Charing Cross Hospital, share his story about why he decided to volunteer with us: