Available volunteering roles

We have volunteering opportunities available at both Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 

Ward helper

This is a very popular role as it provides patient contact and good insight and experience of working in a hospital. The role provides the ward with an extra pair of hands, assisting with non-clinical tasks such as chatting to patients, distributing meals, making drinks and running errands for staff and patients. There are a variety of wards to volunteer on and each ward is different.

Availability: Volunteering shifts are available on weekdays (morning or afternoon), evenings and also weekends, depending on your availability.

Maternity volunteer

You will support new parents and their little ones as well as our staff team. There are two roles currently available in our maternity department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital—a general postnatal support role and a more specialised infant feeding role. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and can be male or female. These are diverse roles and would be suitable for anyone who is interested in variety and face-to-face support.

Availability: For the general postnatal role—volunteering shifts are available on weekdays only, starting between 9am and 3pm. For the infant feeding role—shifts are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.  

PALS volunteer

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team offers information and advice to patients and visitors about our services. PALS are here to help deal with any issues patients have in complete confidence and with understanding and compassion. That includes complaints, compliments and other feedback. PALS volunteers will support the team to collate feedback and liaise with patients, but are not expected to process complaints. 

Availability: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

West Middlesex University Hospital 

Ward helper

This is a very popular role as it provides patient contact and a good insight and experience of working in a hospital. The role provides the ward with an extra pair of hands, assisting with non-clinical tasks such as chatting to patients, distributing meals, making drinks and running errands for staff and patients. There are a variety of wards to volunteer on and each ward is different. 

Availability: Volunteering shifts are available on weekdays (morning or afternoon), evenings and also weekends, depending on your availability.

Maternity volunteer

We were the first maternity unit in London to achieve full UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation. There are two roles currently available in our maternity department at West Middlesex University Hospital—an antenatal support role where you will be supporting expectant mothers as they attend appointments, and a more specialised infant feeding role. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and can be male or female. These are diverse roles and would be suitable for anyone who is interested in variety and face-to-face support.

Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays from 9am–4pm (volunteers must do a shift of at least 3 hours during these times).

PALS volunteer

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team offers information and advice to patients and visitors about our services. PALS are here to help deal with any issues patients have in complete confidence and with understanding and compassion. That includes complaints, compliments and other feedback. PALS volunteers will support the team to collate feedback and liaise with patients, but are not expected to process complaints. 

Availability: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Youth volunteering summer programme

Are you aged 16–25? Do you want to use the summer holidays to build your skills and make a difference? We have an exciting opportunity for you to volunteer at our Trust this summer!

With support from our hospital charity CW+ we have developed an exciting opportunity this summer for you to volunteer and be part of our pledge towards the #iwill campaign across both our hospital sites—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital. 

We are not just looking for those interested in a medical career. Did you know that we have a unique art and design programme to transform the experience and wellbeing of our patients? We are interested in hearing from students interested in the arts—music, poetry, dance or drama! 

If you can give a minimum of 30 hours during July and August 2019, we would love to hear from you. 

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