The Trust currently has approximately 700 volunteers that fulfill a number of different roles on wards and departments. Among the opportunities on offer, we have welcomers on out-patients and main entrances, patient survey volunteers, coffee shop assistants, trolley service volunteers and charity shops assistants.
We are keen to recruit volunteers from all age groups. Working closely with schools, colleges and other groups within the community across Sheffield, we encourage people from the age of 16 to volunteer with us. In particular, we encourage those who may otherwise be socially excluded to get involved in healthcare, and help them decide their future career choices.
Mature people are also a real asset to the Trust. They bring their valuable life and work skills to enhance our services and pass on their knowledge to staff and fellow volunteers. We offer volunteers meaningful roles which can increase an individual’s confidence and allow them to gain valuable experience within a healthcare setting. Volunteers are able to enhance their employment opportunities and gain an insight into a profession should they be considering a career change.
We want Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to be a place where people are positive about volunteering and where the volunteering experience creates a real impact on their lives as well as improving services for patients, families, visitors and staff at the trust.