Volunteering at our hospitals
We are extremely grateful to the 500 or so volunteers who provide an invaluable service in our hospitals.
All our volunteers are part of a high profile public service and work very much as part of the NHS team. They make a significant difference to our patients, visitors and staff and their assistance is greatly appreciated.
What can volunteers do?
There are many volunteering opportunities across our hospitals:
- Working in clinics
- Working as a welcomer
- Working in reception areas and offices
- Working as voluntary car drivers
Who should volunteer?
Whichever activity you choose, all we ask is that applicants are able to commit at least four hours per week, for no less than six months of the year and that they are 18 or over.
You need to be friendly and caring, able to communicate well with patients and visitors and co-operate with staff. You also need to be reliable and dedicated, have initiative and discretion.
You will be able to find out more on either day about voluntary opportunities and:
- Speak to staff and existing volunteers
- Ask any questions
- Complete an application form
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are a student looking to apply for a dentistry course you may be interested in applying for work experience. If you are interested please fill in and retrun this form.
Please note: We are currently unable to offer work experience/clinical attachment/electives or placements.
League of Friends
Each of our three hospitals has its own League of Friends. These groups of dedicated and highly organised people work on an entirely voluntary basis, raising money and providing services such as the general store at Northwick Park Hospital, running the coffee shop at St Mark’s and the Pulse Finders coffee shop in the physiotherapy department at Northwick Park Hospital.
These groups are voluntary organisations which supports the work of the hospital. If you would like to get involved, please contact them on the numbers below:
- Central Middlesex League of Friends – 020 8453 2455
- St Mark’s Hospital League of Friends – 020 8235 4090 (please leave a message as the office is not always manned)
- Northwick Park Hospital League of Friends – 020 8869 3945/3947
- Pulse Finders – 020 8869 5315