Volunteer Scheme (18 years +)
This scheme is open to all individuals aged 18 and over. Volunteers on this scheme are able to volunteer in most areas of the Trust including wards, administration areas and outpatients.
Young Volunteer Scheme (16-17 years old)
This scheme is suitable for anyone aged 16-17 years old. We offer young people on this scheme a volunteer placement in a clinical setting (such as a ward) for 6 -12 months. This scheme is very popular so we recommend that individuals apply as early as possible. Please note that this scheme is not suitable for individuals wanting a short work experience placement.
Response volunteers are assigned to a hospital rather than a specific ward or department. These volunteers carry a mobile phone, which means staff can contact them from across the hospital to help where it is most needed. They will be able to do a wide variety of tasks including welcoming patients, making deliveries, helping patients to their appointments, signposting and other tasks.
Corporate Volunteer Scheme
The support of local businesses makes a real difference. We offer volunteering days for local businesses which will support a hospital project. To find out about how your business can support the Trust then please contact the Volunteer Office.
We are also grateful to any local business who would like to support our fundraising appeals and we can provide more information on current appeals and the different your support can make.
Making a Difference Day
This volunteer scheme is open to individuals who would like to give their time but cannot commit to a regular volunteer placement. Throughout the year the Trust holds ‘Making a Difference Days’ in which individuals can volunteer their time to a specific project, like gardening. As these are one off day events individuals do not need to undergo the same recruitment process as our regular volunteers, however all Making a difference days do not involve patient contact.
Staff Volunteer Scheme
Staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can apply to volunteer in a different area to their paid role within the organisation. This scheme is a fantastic opportunity for staff to gain skills and insight into a different department within the hospital.