Volunteers play a vitally important role here at MFT, and we value the contribution they make. Supporting our patients and visitors, day in and day out, it’s their dedication, time and effort that make our hospitals truly welcoming and friendly environments.
How volunteering works
Wherever you join us, we aim to find a role that best suits you and your individual strengths.
You could meet and greet our patients and visitors, help transport them around Oxford Road on our eco-bus. Alternatively, you could assist in one of our tea bars, direct patients at an Information Desk or provide administrative support to staff, including interpretation and translation.
If you’re an animal lover, you might want to consider getting involved with our Pets-As-Therapy service. You could take part in engaging patients with activity packs (including cards, boards, games, paints and crafts). Some volunteers help to provide entertainment for sick children through our Radio Lollipop service. Or perhaps you’d prefer to become a dining companion to help improve the patient experience at mealtimes.
There are also opportunities to get involved in very specific departments, where age restrictions apply. These include:
- Critical Care – helping to reduce isolation through activities and conversation
- Paediatric and Adult A&E – acting as a point of information and advice for patients and relatives
How we’ll support you
How to volunteer
Here are the steps you’ll need to follow:
Complete an application form here [http://bttr.im/eafgo]
This will tell us a bit about yourself and your reasons for wanting to volunteer, as well as your previous experience and specific skills. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an automatic email with further documentation which you’ll need to complete before we can consider your application.
Invited to our Interview, Training and Induction Day
At lunch time, we’ll discuss your suitability for the role. You can also decide not to continue if you decide volunteering isn’t for you.
In the afternoon, we organise mandatory training in the core skills you need to get started as a volunteer, for those suitable , to volunteer.
Being offered the role, and taking part in short online assessments
If you need any further information or support, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0161 276 5190.