Charity launches Youth Volunteering Programme at Hammersmith Hospital

18 April 2018

Charity launches Youth Volunteering Programme at Hammersmith Hospital
Imperial Health Charity is to launch its first volunteering programme specifically for young people at Hammersmith Hospital this summer.

The programme offers young people aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable experience alongside staff at one of London's busiest hospitals.

Applications are now open, with the two-month summer programme due to start on 2 July.

Working in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the charity has developed the new volunteering roles in support of the 'i will' social action campaign.

During the programme, the volunteers will be a welcoming and friendly face for patients at the hospital. By supporting patient activities and engagement, they will also improve the hospital experience for patients, develop new skills and gain experience in a variety of front-facing roles.

The role will involve welcoming patients as they arrive in wards and waiting areas, helping patients check in for their appointments and directing them to different areas of the hospital.

In return, volunteers will receive a one-day training session, a volunteer uniform, support from a dedicated Youth Volunteering Manager as well as awards and recognition for the time they have contributed.

The summer programme begins on 2 July and ends on 24 August. During this time, volunteers will be required to commit to a minimum of 30 hours. Applications close on Moday 14 May.

To find out more about the programme and apply, click here.