Volunteers

Welcome to the homepage for Voluntary Services. Across FHFT we involve around 700 volunteers in 40 different roles, each one providing services which enhance the patient experience and support our staff in the delivery of outstanding patient care.

Most of our volunteers are involved in patient companionship and ward-based assistance, but we also have volunteers in administrative teams, chaplaincy, buggy driving and patient experience, to name but a few.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust very much welcomes volunteers. Volunteering in a hospital setting offers tremendous opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of our patients, to learn and importantly to have fun. Volunteering in a hospital setting is a medium-to-long term commitment due to the nature of our recruitment and the nature of the roles. We ask that individuals who are applying to be a volunteer commit to volunteering for at least three hours a week for a minimum of one year, there are over 40 different volunteer roles in the hospital and we will work with you to find the one which is right for you.

We involve volunteers across the Trust, but particularly on our inpatient wards at Wexham Park, Frimley Park, Heatherwood and Farnham Hospital. All volunteers must be aged 16 or over. Volunteering can take place on any day of the week between 0800 hrs and 2000hrs, subject to the needs of the unit/ward that you are volunteering with.
We recruit regularly throughout the year. If we are actively recruiting, the role adverts will be listed at FHFT Vacancies. If we do not have active vacancies at present, you can request to be placed on our waiting list by emailing fhft.volunteerswph@nhs.net.

We adhere to the highest standards of safe recruitment, and so please ensure that you follow every step of the application process carefully. Once you have submitted an application you will be invited to interview; from there if you are successful you will be asked to complete an occupational health assessment which may involve a face to face meeting and a blood test as well as a DBS check (criminal records check). You will also need to provide details of two referees wo we can contact in support of your application. We will fully induct you for your role and offer ongoing support and annual training for our volunteers so you can develop your skills and make the biggest possible difference to the wellbeing of our patients.

 

You can find more information about our wide range of volunteering opportunities on our Frimley Health Charity website, or by contacting Voluntary Services at  fhft.volunteerswph@nhs.net