Volunteers

Volunteering at Frimley Health

Our team of volunteers work diligently to provide for the well-being of our patients and the overall patient experience. They keep the Trust values at the fore of everything they do.

We have a professional, committed, and enthusiastic team of over 700 valued volunteers working across the trust. They provide a helping hand for our staff and a friendly face for our visitors. Enhancing and improving Patient Experience is at the heart of everything the Frimley Health Volunteers do. We have over 28 different roles available and always looking at new roles to onboard. The possibilities for volunteers to get involved in the work of the trust are endless. Every single volunteer makes a positive difference to all who walk through our doors. We have volunteers across all 4 sites including Wexham Park, Frimley Park, Heatherwood and Farnham Hospital.

How do I get involved?

All potential volunteers must attend one of our information sessions held regularly at Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals throughout the year.

We will present to you all the necessary information around volunteering and will discuss the volunteering roles available, the recruitment process and what you can expect as a volunteer. Each session lasts no more than 30 minutes, and takes place in our lecture theatres in Frimley Park and Wexham Hospital.

All volunteers must be aged 16 or over

After you have attended an information session and completed your application, if selected you will be invited for an interview. If successful we will carry out the necessary checks including collecting two references, a DBS (Disclosing and Barring Service check), and completion of an occupational health check. All volunteers must be able to provide three forms of ID including proof of address and photo ID
As soon as all checks have been completed you will then be invited to a voluntary services induction session.

Read about the job roles and ways you can volunteer at Frimley Health

How many hours do I need to commit to volunteer?

We are very fortunate to have volunteers who come in to give their time for our patients and staff. We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of three hours a week for one year.

What volunteer opportunities are there?

Our volunteers provide non-clinical and non-medical support to patients, visitors, and staff. We have a range of different opportunities you can volunteer for; this can vary according to availability at the time of applying. As a volunteer your role could be greeting visitors as they come in to reception, taking a patient to the correct department, helping a patient with their meal, or talking to patients on the wards or even taking around the trolley to patients who would like a cold drink.

Do you accommodate one-off corporate volunteering events?

We do provide one-off volunteering opportunities for employees of companies who would like to support us. Please contact our team for more information.

The voluntary services staff team

Mike Stone : Voluntary Services Manager
Dearbhail Leyton : Voluntary Services Deputy Manager
Rosemary Crow : Voluntary Services Administrator                                                                                                                                          Nicola Pearce : Voluntary Services Administrator

Why not get involved and sign up to become a Frimley Health NHS Volunteer today. You will make new friends, meet, and work with new people from all walks of life, learn new skills and gain new experience.

If you have any further queries, please contact us on fhft.volunteerswph@nhs.net