Volunteering opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help us out. We need people who are reliable, friendly, patient, honest and who enjoy mixing with others and talking to people.

How to apply

For any of the following volunteer roles, we require the following from you:

  • Two references (not family members),
  • Identification (ID) for proof of name and address,
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring services) check.

You will be asked to complete an application. This includes a general application form containing a few personal details, occupational health form, data protection forms, etc. There is also a smart casual dress code for clothes to be worn under our official uniform (tabards, t-shirts/polo shirts and fleeces).

If, after the four-week training programme you become a permanent volunteer, you will be asked to undertake any appropriate training courses, including those mandated by the Trust, which are designed to help and protect you from any problems you may encounter whilst on duty.

Current vacancies at St Helier Hospital

St Helier office (Monday-Friday)
A volunteer with Publicity experience is needed. We are also in need of a Membership Secretary to update our records and co-ordinate our Newsletters/Draws.

St Helier shop
Vacancies: Various shifts.

You will be given a four-week trial period with on-site training to cover all aspects of retail work: filling shelves, checking sell-by dates, stock rotation, serving customers on an EPOS (scanning till), tidying and cleaning shelves. You will be expected to volunteer for a minimum of one shift per week, preferably two, and to share the tasks with the other volunteers on duty, which will include providing cover in the adjacent tea bar, for those that are physically able, and training for this role will also be provided.

St Helier ward trolley (Monday-Friday)
Vacancies: All mornings when sufficient volunteers are available.

Times are to be finalised, but shifts will be approximately three hours, including tidying the trolley, stocking up, checking sell-by dates etc.
You will be visiting patients selling a small selection of sweets, cold drinks, biscuits, and snacks. There will be a four-week trial period and on-site training which will cover scanning goods for sale, checking stock dates, protocol when going onto wards etc. There will be a minimum of two volunteers at any time.

St Helier tea bar (Monday-Friday)
Vacancies: There are various shifts available of approximately four hours each.

Your role will include dispensing hot drinks, making sandwiches and rolls, food preparation, serving customers, working the till and cleaning up at the end of the day. There are slightly different dress codes for tea bar volunteers which will be explained at your interview.

Guide services
Vacancies:  Various

You will be escorting patients and visitors to their appointments, giving directions and generally helping with queries. Common queries are "Where can I get a wheelchair?" or "Where is the main reception?" This role involves standing for periods of time and a lot of walking. You will need to be fairly fit, friendly, approachable and able to put people at ease.

Key contact

If you require any further information or would like to have a chat about any of the positions listed on this page, please call the League of Friends on 020 8641 4567 between 9am and 1pm or email: val.brundle@nhs.net or theleagueoffriends@hotmail.com.

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