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A volunteer wearing a yellow volunteers tabard
Our dedicated team of volunteers wear yellow volunteer tabards

We have a large and dedicated team of volunteers; in fact, over 500 people regularly give time to volunteer at the hospitals in a variety of roles.

They make a huge contribution to all aspects of hospital life, from patient care to administration, running the hospitals' shops and radio stations, and fundraising for extra equipment.

And it's not just the organisation that benefits. Volunteering is a rewarding experience that can transform your life by providing a new focus, new skills, new friends and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping other people.

Many of our volunteers say that they have made many friends since joining the Trust, and one of the main reasons they enjoy volunteering is the social opportunities.

We welcome volunteers from the age of 17 upwards: our youngest volunteer is just 17, our oldest is 92.

Motivation to volunteer comes in all different forms – whether you’re looking to spend time giving back to the community, hoping to gain a confidence boost before returning to work, or an opportunity to use and develop your skills, volunteering at the Trust could be a positive move.

We have a variety of volunteer roles across our hospitals so, whatever your walk of life, skills or current situation, we hope to offer something for everyone. Volunteering really can change your life.

The groups that support the Trust are:

If you are interested in volunteering with one of these voluntary groups, please contact them directly.

Information event

If you would like to volunteer in a role with voluntary services at either Epsom or St Helier hospitals, you are invited to attend an information event in the Nonsuch Room, Post Graduate Medical Centre (PGMC), 1st floor B block at St Helier Hospital on Thursday 8 January 2015, 4pm - 6pm. The event will feature:

  • an introduction to volunteering at the hospitals

  • information about volunteer groups and roles

  • a talk from a member of ward staff.

You will also will be able to find out more about the volunteer application process and ask any questions you may have.

Please email voluntary.services@esth.nhs.uk to confirm your attendance

Volunteer Induction - Epsom

When: Wednesday 12 November, 9am - 12.40pm.

Where: Conference Room 1, Post Graduate Medical Centre (2nd floor, Wells Wing), Epsom Hospital

This Induction is for volunteers newly recruited to the Trust, or those who have not refreshed their mandatory training for a number of years. Attendance at Induction will usually be organised by your volunteer co-ordinator, however; if you would like to know more please contact the volunteer co-ordinator for your group or the Voluntary Services Department via voluntary.services@esth.nhs.uk.


  • How to volunteer Step-by-step guide on how to become a volunteer for the Trust
  • Volunteer profiles Meet some of our volunteers to find out what they have to say about their work.

Key contacts

If you have any questions about volunteering, or would like to find out more, please contact our voluntary services department on 01372 735 079 or email voluntary.services@

Alternatively, you can write to: 

Voluntary services department
Epsom Hospital
Dorking Road
Epsom, Surrey
KT18 7EG

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