Volunteer recruitment is changing

Volunteer recruitment is now closed and will reopen on the 1st February.

If you are aged 50 or over and are looking for volunteer opportunities please visit the Over 50’s project page.

The Trust’s monthly recruitment is now available online and each month we will be advertising a small number of roles. However, if you do not have access to the internet then please contact us for further advice.

The online application form can be accessed here.

Volunteer opportunities will help YOU by:

  • Allowing you to focus on an opportunity that genuinely appeals and help you choose to apply for a role that is right for you
  • Speed up the recruitment process from application to placement

Due to the high level of interest in volunteering with the Trust and because we would like to encourage as many applicants from across all communities in Sheffield, we will be asking all unsuccessful applicants not to apply again for at least six months.

To give yourself the best chance of being selected, please only apply for the role that most interests you during the time it is being advertised. Come back and check the webpage for any updates to the volunteer roles advertised.

For more information on volunteering see ‘How to apply’



The Trust currently has approximately 650 volunteers that fulfil 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, ward based roles 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. Please note some roles may require volunteers to be aged 18 and over.

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.

For more information on volunteering see ‘How to apply’

Help fund our volunteers

Would you like to help support the amazing work our volunteers do? You can now make a donation through Sheffield Hospitals Charity to help fund volunteers at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Just use the button below:


Our Supporters

This work is supported by Nesta as part of the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Cabinet Office



Additional Information

We welcome volunteers of all ages. For further information please contact the voluntary services team on:

0114 2715735 or 2266045

or email: volunteer@sth.nhs.uk


Voluntary Services Newsletter Winter 2017

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