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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 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 which can take up to six weeks to complete and which include an interview, two references, DBS check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check) and Occupational Health check, and all our volunteers are bound by our 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. Should this be the case we will keep your details on our register and, with your agreement, will contact you if and when a suitable opportunity arises.

Current volunteering Opportunities 

 Volunteer role:


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.
Admin Support for Parkinson's Nurse administrator (Richmond) Admin support to Parkinson's nurses based at Richmond Rehabilitation Unit. 1 morning or afternoon a week. Must be computer literate.
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 11.30am, 11.30 am till 2.00 pm, 2.00 pm till 4.30 pm.
Therapy admin 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 day / session 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.
Walking Group Leader (Hounslow Area) Lead and support walkers for Hounslow One You service, the healthy lifestyle service
 Learning Disability Service (Hounslow Civic Centre)  Volunteer required to produce resources/leaflets for Speech & Language Therapist. Open to anyone with an interest in learning disabilities.
 Shop at Teddington Memorial Hospital Reliable volunteer required for League of Friends Shop. Wednesday mornings 9.30am till 1.00pm each week.


 Find out more:

If you would like more information 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.