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.

Dementia Companion Volunteer - this role is based at the Northern General Hospital and involves supporting the Occupational Therapists in reminiscence activities for patients on a one-to-one basis or in a small group.

Companion Volunteer – Volunteers visit wards to spend time with patients who may not have a visitor and will chat, read, play a board game or do arts and craft activities.

Befriending and Mentoring Volunteer – Volunteers are based on a ward and help at mealtimes but will also mentor and support younger as well as new volunteers on the ward. This role also involves assisting with feeding patients if needed .

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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