We are looking for volunteers aged 50 years or over to join specific projects. These include supporting activities for patients with dementia, providing companionship for patients who don’t receive visitors as well as opportunities to mentor some of our younger volunteers on the wards.

No experience is necessary. We would like volunteers who are friendly, caring and enjoy talking to people.




Volunteer Role - Activity Support Volunteer

What does this role involve?

To provide help and support with patients who are recovering from a stroke. This will involve supporting group activities or one-to-one activities with the guidance of the Activity Co-ordinators.

This would suit individuals who enjoy being with other people and in an active role.

Activities at SPARC run Monday to Friday during the morning or afternoon.


Volunteer Role - Companion Volunteer

What does this role involve?

Companion volunteers visit patients on a ward in an afternoon to provide a friendly face and conversation. You may visit patients who don’t have visitors or very few visitors.

This would suit people who enjoy having a good chat and are happy to sit and listen to patients during an afternoon. The role may also include playing board games or reading to patients.

Volunteers attend from 2pm for a minimum of 3 hours.

Location - Northern General Hospital or Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Volunteer Role – Companion (Reminiscence & activities support)

What does this role involve?

Reminiscence/activity groups are run on wards at the Northern General Hospital. Volunteers help to run the groups, be involved in planning the activities each week, working with other volunteers to set up and clear away after the session and helping to take the reminiscence session with the patients.

Volunteers would need to have good conversation skills, be pro-active and have a keen interest in supporting patients in completing activities.

Sessions run during the week normally in an afternoon from 2.30pm.

Location - Northern General Hospital

Volunteering with us can give you a chance to meet different people as well as providing an interesting and rewarding volunteering experience.

If you are looking for work in a health care setting we can help to guide you and provide you with further skills to take you on this path to employment.

You can apply online here.

If you would like more information on any of these roles, would like a copy of the application form in an alternative format or need assistance completing the form, please contact:


Jane Elliott, Over 50’s Project Officer
Tel: 0114 271 5735 or mobile 07384 240922
Email Jane.Elliott@sth.nhs.uk



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