A large team of volunteers supports the Royal Surrey helping in nearly forty areas within the hospital. We are very proud of the diversity and scope of the service we offer and we are also very grateful to the loyalty of the 400 volunteers who make the service possible.
Our volunteers provide a very valuable service and we are always on the lookout for more volunteers to join our team. Our volunteers augment the work carried out by professional staff and are all dedicated to creating a patient focused service.
How do volunteers make a difference?
- Welcoming patients and visitors to the Hospital
- Accompanying patients and visitors to the clinics and wards
- Helping with our trolley round to wards
- Being part of the Library service
- Assisting patients and staff on the wards
- Supporting patients and carers in The Fountain Centre (our cancer information drop in centre)
- Assisting with fundraising events
- Visiting the patients as part of the Chaplaincy team
- Patient experience team
- Giving clerical support
- Clinics and Outpatients
Student Volunteer Programme
Our Student Volunteer Scheme starts in the autumn and runs for six months
- The Student Volunteer Scheme enables young people age 16 and over who are considering a health related career to experience the hospital environment , work alongside the team and help patients
- Students are placed on a ward and make a commitment to come in one evening a week for six months
- The focus is around the patients evening meal and students have an opportunity to work in a ‘hands on way’ with patients
- A comprehensive work shadow programme for students age 16 and over, living in the local area.
- The work shadow programme is popular and always oversubscribed; consequently we cannot guarantee a placement.
- For more information please call Chrissie Beard, Voluntary Services Manager or Catherine Taylor Voluntary Services Co-ordinator for a discussion about what opportunities are currently available.
Taste of Medicine
- A one day programme of lectures, live links to theatre and interactive training for students age 16 plus interested in a career in Medicine.
- The Taste of Medicine programme is held once a year and is limited to 20 students.
If you are interested in volunteering your services at our hospital, please call Chrissie Beard, Voluntary Services Manager or Catherine Taylor, Voluntary Services Co-ordinator for a discussion about what opportunities are currently available.
Chrissie Beard – Voluntary Services Manager
Catherine Taylor – Voluntary Services Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 464 847