Benefits of volunteering
Volunteers are a much valued part of any NHS trust as they work alongside and assist our staff in providing and maintaining high quality care for our patients.
Our team of volunteers contribute to the success of a patient’s rehabilitation and their general wellbeing as well as providing important social contact to both patients and their families. The support of our volunteers is essential and helps us in so many ways.
By partnering with local schools and colleges, NHS Trusts can provide opportunities for young people to gain knowledge and experience of different roles and raise awareness of career options and job opportunities. The work experience programme provides local students with a great opportunity to get out of the classroom and into our Trust to have a taste of the skills required for a career within the NHS.
There are over 350 potential career options in healthcare. Opportunities for work experience include clinical and administrative areas and allow participants to learn about working in the NHS, develop new skills, learn about strengths and areas for development, increase confidence, and gain an insight into which career path to pursue.