Voluntary Services

The Voluntary Services Department is responsible for recruiting, selecting and supporting volunteers here at the hospital.

Weston General Hospital is very fortunate in having such a dedicated army of volunteers to complement and assist the staff throughout the trust which in turn aids the wellbeing of our patients. They are highly valued by staff, patients and visitors for the help that they give and work very much as part of the whole Trust team.

 

Who are our volunteers?

Many of our volunteers have retired, some are former patients wishing to ‘pay back’ for the care they have received, others may want to use volunteering as a ‘stepping stone’ to paid employment, but all have one thing in common, the valuable gift of time.


What do they do?

Typical tasks include:

  • Front Desk: greeting visitors and patients to the hospital.
  • Print Room: photo-copying, binding etc
  • Ward Based: helping ward clerks, nursing staff and befriending patients
  • Mealtime Assistants: assisting patients at mealtimes
  • Clerical: supporting the clerical staff in the offices
  • Fund raising: helping to raise money to make a difference to the patients stay in hospital.
  • Garden Project: ‘Green Teams’ helping to maintain the many courtyards within the hospital grounds
  • Book Service: visiting the patients with the book trolley

 


Are you interested in Volunteering at Weston Area Health NHS Trust?

Please see our Volunteering page for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SECTION IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR STUDENTS SEEKING WORK EXPERIENCE.  PLEASE SEE SEPARATE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION