Are you 18 years and over?
Do you have 4 or more hours a week to spare?
We are looking for reliable individuals, who have a good sense of humour and a cheerful disposition who would like to join our volunteering team at either Grantham, Boston, Louth or Lincoln hospitals.
Volunteers are crucial to the NHS’s vision for the future of health and social care, as partners with our skilled staff, not as substitutes for them. There are more than 300 types of roles in the NHS alone, providing challenging and rewarding opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds (NHS England).
Volunteers really can make a difference to the experience of our patients and visitors by helping in some of the following ways:
Supporting patients with practical tasks for example by making mealtimes more sociable, helping maintain patient mobility, listening to experiences, helping people to speak up, or providing social interaction.
Helping visitors by providing a warm welcome, helping to find their way around the hospital by giving directions, or by providing or signposting to further information.
Supporting our staff by helping with occasional administrative tasks, or ensuring information for patients is readily available.
Our staff by helping with occasional administrative tasks, or ensuring information for patients is readily available.
In return for your time, you can expect plenty back. Our volunteers tell us they do it to make a difference, meet new people, give something back, maybe learn new skills, or even try out a new career.
You’ll be provided with an induction to the hospital alongside other new volunteers and staff, and we’ll support you to settle in.
People often get started volunteering through seeing someone else doing it or because they have benefitted from being helped. You could inspire your friends, a neighbour, or even a patient to volunteer by sharing your experiences.
What do we look for?
You do not need any special skills or experience, but you will need to be over 18 to volunteer with us and we will ask you to complete our application form.
We ask all of our volunteers to be reliable, have the desire to help, have a good sense of humour, and have a cheerful disposition.
Useful skills to have, or want to develop, is the ability to chat and listen to people and be able to speak up if something is wrong.
As a volunteer, you may well need to have a DBS (criminal convictions check), and be committed to our volunteer core learning program, which ensures you can undertake safely and competently the varied roles we can offer you.
Applying to volunteer
You can find out more about becoming a volunteer on our ULHT website, by clicking on the 'Apply' button.