Want to be a Volunteer?
We are currently recruiting a team of volunteers to provide a warm welcome at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Volunteers will be confident with excellent communication skills and enjoy helping others.
Applicants for this role should be aged 18 or older and be able to commit to giving three and a half hours a week, between 9 and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Induction and training will be provided, regular support from staff and you to fulfil your role effectively and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. For further information please e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 01324 567661.
Around 400 people give their time and commitment as volunteers to a wide range of services in NHS Forth Valley. This is in addition to around 90 people who are directly engaged with visiting patients in the wards and helping patients and families in the Oncology Unit.
Working in a variety of settings they provide a range of services from serving cups of tea to patients, being a friendly face and a comfort when people are afraid, to repairing and refurbishing hearing aids.
As well as helping others, volunteering also provides an opportunity to gain new skills and experience such as:
- work experience
- personal development
- learn from and be supported by staff
- increase your knowledge of health
- participate in a wider social life
- access relevant training
NHS Forth Valley can provide support and training for volunteers to ensure they get the help needed for the work that they do.
“The difference the role of a volunteer can make to a patient or family member is immeasurable. People volunteer for many different reasons but for whatever reason you volunteer, you provide support, skills, talents and abilities to give someone hope and strength and the courage to face another day.” – Professor Angela Wallace, Executive Nurse Director.
For more information about volunteering in NHS Forth Valley contact: firstname.lastname@example.org