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Volunteers in the Epsom League of Friends shop
Volunteers in the Epsom League of Friends shop

We have a large and dedicated team of volunteers. In fact, 500 people regularly give up their time to volunteer at the hospitals.

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 of any age: our youngest volunteer is just 17, our oldest is 92.

So, whether you're looking for a confidence boost before returning to work, or looking to add new skills to your CV, volunteering at the Trust could be a positive move.

Whatever your walk of life, skills or current situation, volunteering could change your life, and there's certainly something for everyone.

The groups that support the Trust are:

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

Open event

If you want to volunteer in a role with voluntary services at either Epsom or St Helier hospitals, you are invited to attend an open event in the seminar room at Epsom Hospital on 6 March 2014, 4pm - 6pm.

During this event, you will be able to find out more about the volunteer application process and the different roles available. Please email volunteering@esth.nhs.uk to confirm your attendance.


  • 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 020 8296 2221.

Alternatively, you can write to:

Voluntary services department
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane
Carshalton, Surrey

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