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Join our team!

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals means you can:

 • Give something back to your local community
• Make a real difference to our patients, their families, friends and relatives
• Meet new people
• Learn new skills and improve your CV
• Do something different and have fun!

What can volunteers do?

We have lots of different roles. Volunteers can do lots of difference things such as supporting patients at mealtimes, keeping patients company, doing arts and crafts, welcoming patients when they arrive at hospital or finding out what patients and visitors think about their experience at the hospitals.

Where can I volunteer?

We have roles available across the Trust including the Northern General Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Weston Park Hospital and the Jessop Wing.

Do I need to have experience?

You do not need any experience of being in a hospital environment. All we ask is that you are over 16 years of age are caring, friendly, approachable and reliable.

We offer full training and support to help you in your role.

When can I volunteer?

Generally our volunteer placements are Monday to Friday during office hours but we do offer some evening and weekend placements.

How do I become a Volunteer?

Decide what spare time you have and how much time you can commit each week. For most of our volunteer roles we ask for a minimum of 3 hours a week for 6 months. You can volunteer more than that if you want to!

Recruitment opens on the 1st of the month and closes on the 15th. You need to apply online and make sure you read the role description to see if the role is right for you.

How to apply

We ask people to apply online:

If you don’t have access to a computer you can use a paper application form. To request a paper form or find out more about volunteering you can call the Voluntary Services team on 0114 2715735 or email





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:


Voluntary Services Newsletter Summer 2019

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