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Volunteer Nicky Browne with patient Ann Cooper.

We welcome enquiries from members of the public who may wish to become volunteers with HRCH provided they are aged 18 or over

Volunteers provide an invaluable service to patients and their relatives, but are not involved in clinical care.  The contribution of volunteers is complementary to, but does not replace, the work of paid staff.


Your help is greatly appreciated.  However, before starting voluntary work it is important to consider how much time you can commit.   For most people this will be for a few hours on a regular weekly or fortnightly basis. 

Continuity and reliability is important to build good relationships with staff and to help you feel part of the team, so we do ask for a minimum 6 month commitment from our volunteers.

Registration checks:

We undertake stringent registration checks in line with our volunteer policy. These can take up to six weeks to complete and include an interview, two references, DBS check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check) and an Occupational Health check. All our volunteers are bound by the Trust Confidentiality Policy. 

Opportunities to volunteer:

Please note that whilst we are fortunate to receive many enquiries, this may result in a delay in us getting back to you.  However, please be assured that we will be respond as soon as possible. 

There may not always be volunteer roles available at the time of your application in the location or at the time or day of your choice. you are welcome to register your interest in volunteering and the volunteer coordinator will contact  you  if a suitable vacancy arises.

Current volunteering Opportunities 

Ward befrienders at Teddington Memorial Hospital Good listeners required to visit patients on the inpatient ward at Teddington Memorial Hospital and engage them in conversation.
 Chaplaincy Volunteers  Volunteers needed from any background. Do not need to be any particular religion. Can be humanist. Must be compassionate and volunteer alongside the Hospital Chaplain. Full training given.
Meeting and Greeting at reception at The Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health Meet and Greet visitors. Show them to the department or GP they are visiting. 3 vacancies per weekday. 9 am till 11.30 am, 11.30 am till 2.00 pm, 2.00 pm till 4.30 pm.
Therapy administration support at Ham Community Clinic Scanning, photocopying and clerical support to therapies team. Must be computer literate.
Teddington Memorial Hospital "Feeding Buddies" 1 volunteer required each lunchtime to engage inpatients in conversation whilst they eat lunch. Top up water/ cut up food as required. 
Teddington Memorial Hospital Ward - Social Link Volunteers ***

*** Only Open to psychology students. Provide one to one & group support to inpatients with occupational therapists. 1/2  day / 1 day a week. Minimum 6 month placement.

Physiotherapy Admin support, Therapies Centre, West Middlesex Hospital Scanning, photocopying and clerical support to therapies team based in West Middlesex Hospital. Must be computer literate. 1 volunteer required.
Teddington Memorial Hospital, League of Friends shop  Reliable volunteers required who can work one shift (approx. 3.5 hours) per week. Weekends shifts / ad hoc cover required especially.

Walking for Health Free Walk Group Leaders (Hounslow Area)

Lead and support walkers for One You Hounslow Service, the healthy lifestyle service.

 Teddington Memorial Hospital Physiotherapy administration support Need volunteers for scanning, photocopying support to physiotherapy team based at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Must be computer literate.
 Teddington Memorial Hospital - hospital welcomer cover for annual leave  Volunteer required to cover annual leave on front welcoming desk at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Ad hoc weekday shifts of approx. 2 1/2 - 3 hours each between 8am and 4pm.


 Find out more:

If you would like more information about any of these vacancies please contact:

Louise Brem-Wilson - Voluntary Services Coordinator
Telephone: 020 8714 4087 (Direct line) 

or write to:

Louise Brem-Wilson
Voluntary Services Coordinator
Teddington Memorial Hospital
Hampton Road

You may wish to make a charitable donation. Please visit our fundraising page.