Volunteering - how to become a volunteer at our hospitals
Last Updated August 2014
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust recognises and values the work of volunteers, whether they are people who work within our services and alongside our staff or as part of our patient and public involvement work. We have approximately 800 volunteers working across both sites and in many different departments, complementing the work of the staff and providing services to patients and visitors.
Join us as a Volunteer
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we would like to invite you to attend one of our regular Volunteer Information Events. The events are held regularly at both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital Telford and provide potential volunteers with an opportunity to meet the team who co-ordinate volunteer activities throughout the Trust, to get a better understanding of what each of the volunteer roles involves and to collect a recruitment pack that includes all of the forms necessary to complete the volunteer recruitment process.
Once our volunteers have completed their application form etc., we ask that they bring the paperwork into the hospital so that a member of the volunteer team can check through it and complete the next stage of the process (send off for references, Disclosure and Barring Service application etc.). We also ask that the volunteer spends some time (around half an hour) watching an induction DVD that provides information and advice on infection control, information goverance, fire safety, safegurarding and food hygiene standards. This training helps to prepare our volunteers for their role within our hospitals.
Once all essential checks have taken place and clearances have been received, a member of the volunteer team will contact the volunteer to confirm a start date and arrange an introdcution to the area in which the volunteer will be active.
Find Out More
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in our hospitals and would like to register your interest in attending a Volunteer Information Event, please telephone the Governance and Membership Office on 01743 261473 for further details or visit this website.