Current volunteering opportunities

Trust wide

Information Volunteer – Inpatient Services – Trust wide

This is an exciting opportunity for potential volunteers to support and join our friendly albeit busy Patient Information Centre staff colleagues, monitoring patient and carer resources, Trust wide.

If you have an eye for detail, like meeting people and helping our staff colleagues particularly in ensuring their area of work remains compliant, relevant and up to date with patient and carer resources, then this may be the opportunity for you.

As an Information Volunteer, you will monitor core resources for patients and carers held within our inpatient wards, ensuring information is available and up to date.

The role will involve auditing patient and carer information using a resources checklist provided by Patient Information Centre, to be completed by the information volunteer and forwarded to the Patient Information Centre to action accordingly.

You will be required to make suitable arrangements with inpatient staff colleagues across our care groups to attend ward and departments at an agreed time, to undertake a review of their patient information leaflet racks or master folder currently on display within the ward area.

You will be fully supported in your role by both the Patient Information Centre Manager and Voluntary Services team and full training will be provided to equip you in undertaking this exciting role.

Time commitment: 6 months or more.

Hours required: Hours flexible throughout Monday to Friday office hours.

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Patient Information Volunteer

Northumberland

Carers Lead Support Volunteer – Inpatient Services – St. Georges Park, Morpeth

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to give your time, supporting our Inpatient Services Carer Lead in a variety of projects currently underway to support our patients, carers and staff.

The role on offer will enable you to support in many ways:

  • monthly carer group
  • monthly connect and learn group
  • inhouse carer/fundraising events
  • inhouse carer table top stands/carer boards displayed
  • family room usage

Another way to support our Carer Lead (Inpatients) is:

  • gathering feedback from our patients and carers

Feedback is very important to us within our Trust.   Under the direction of the Carer Lead, you will be able to help and support our patients and carers complete our Your Voice survey anonymously to enable them to have their say and comment on the ward or service they have experienced.

Giving us feedback can help us identify what is working well and what has room for improvement.

You will be fully supported in your role by both the Carers Lead for Inpatient services (St. Georges Park) and Voluntary Services team and full training will be provided to equip you in undertaking this exciting role.

Time commitment: 6 months or more

Hours required:  2-4 hour per week, negotiable between Monday and Friday to suit the needs of the service.  A range of groups and events offered (i.e. Monthly Carers Group,) will have pre-arranged dates/times.

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Carers Lead Support Volunteer

 

Mobile Patient Library Volunteer – St. Georges Park 

If you have a passion for helping people and a keen interest in reading materials, then this may be the volunteer role for you.

You will support our Occupational Therapy colleagues to engage with our inpatients in providing a mobile patient library service across all wards within St. Georges Park, Morpeth, that meets their reading interests and help them select appropriate materials that align with their preferences and therapeutic needs.

Engaging in positive conversation with patients on the benefits of reading in a supportive and inclusive environment where patients feel comfortable discussing their reading experiences and sharing their thoughts.

You will be fully supported in your role both by the Occupational Therapy Team and Voluntary Services team.

Time commitment: 6 months or more.

Hours required: 2-3 hours. Every other Thursday, 1pm – 2pm’

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Mobile Library

 

Sunderland

Social Activities Volunteer – Acute Admissions (Sunderland)

Our patients living with a mental illness often enjoy social engagement and our acute admissions service provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes etc, our volunteers play an integral part in this and volunteer alongside staff to offer patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our acute admission services within the Sunderland area.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in helping people who are living with a mental illness and would love to make a difference.

The volunteer will be volunteering into a service for men aged 18 years and over with a mental illness who require assessment and treatment in hospital.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers.  We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:  6 months or more

Hours required: 2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected].

Quoting: Social Activities Acute Admission Service.

 

North Cumbria

Social Activities Volunteer – Dementia Assessment and Treatment (North Cumbria)

Our patients living with dementia often enjoy social engagement and our dementia services provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes etc, our volunteers play an integral part in this and volunteer alongside staff to offer patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our dementia assessment and treatment services.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in dementia care and would love to make a difference to someone who is living with dementia.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers. Agreed out of pocket travelling expenses will be reimbursed. We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:  6 months or more
Hours required:  2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected].

Quoting: Social Activities Dementia Assessment and Treatment