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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.

Commitment:

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 wards at Teddington Memorial Hospital and engage them in conversation. Afternoons preferred.
Dietitian Resources Assistant based in Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health  Volunteer required to give assistance with printed resources to specialist Disabilites Dietitian.
District Nursing Team - telephone survey support volunteer required to complete telephone satisfaction surveys. Computer literacy preferred.
Therapy administration support at Ham Community Clinic Scanning, photocopying and clerical support to therapies team. Must be computer literate.
Teddington Memorial Hospital lunch time "Feeding Buddies" Volunteers required each lunchtime (1 lunch session per week) 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.

League of Friends shop,Teddington Memorial Hospital

*Urgently needed*. Reliable volunteers required who can work one shift (approx. 3.5 hours) per week. Tuesday am / Friday am / Weekends shifts / ad hoc cover required especially.
Ward volunteers for new ward at Teddington Memorial Hospital Volunteers urgently need to befriend and engage elderly rehabilitation patients on upstairs ward.  Read papers, play board games etc. Afternoons preferable. Weekends also.
Teddington Memorial Hospital - Front of House hospital welcomer cover for annual leave.  Volunteer required to cover annual leave on front welcoming desk at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Ad hoc weekday shift cover required of approx. 2 1/2 - 3 hours each between 8am and 4pm.
 Chaplaincy volunteers on downstairs ward at Teddington Memorial Hospital  To join a successful chaplaincy team with interim chaplain now in post.
Patient Research Ambassador

Patient Research Ambassadors are patients, carers and members of the public who help us to ensure that NHS services in their area meets the patients needs. This is a flexible role being developed over time as the research portfolio grows. For full details please email as below.

 Physiotherapy clinic helper  Clinic helper required for one fixed session per week based at Teddington Memorial Hospital

 

 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) 
Email: l.brem-wilson@nhs.net
 

or write to:

Louise Brem-Wilson
Voluntary Services Coordinator
Teddington Health & Social Care Centre
18, Queens Road
Teddington
TW11 OLR

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