Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at City Hopsitals Sunderland?
City Hospitals has over 300 volunteers, who make a tremendous difference to the experience of our patients. Volunteers work in a broad range of roles across the Trust, from people who meet patients and visitors arriving at the Hospital, to volunteers who assist in wards and departments, supporting our staff in providing care.
Volunteers work in areas including:
- Children's Unit
- Ward Befrienders
- Outpatient Meet and Greet
- WRVS Tea bar and shop
- Friends of City Hospitals Tea Bar
- Red Cross Accident & Emergency Tea Bar
People become volunteers for a wide range of reasons: for some, it’s a chance to make new friends and meet people; others see it as an opportunity to gain valuable work experience; many simply want to give something back. Whatever their motivation, the support our volunteers provide us with is invaluable.
Click here to read City Hospital's Volunteer Handbook
How to become a volunteer
If you are interested in finding out more about being a volunteer, please contact Shirley Gillum on FREEPHONE 0800 5876 513 or email email@example.com
Volunteer application form
Please print out the form and complete it, then return it to Shirley Gillum, Volunteer Co-ordinator, City Hopsitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Kayll Road, Sunderland. DH5 8NJ. Alternatively, call Shirley on the number above to request a form.
Once we have received your application form we will contact you to arrange a short informal meeting, so that you can find out more about volunteering and we can find out more about you! We will also ask you to complete a health questionnaire and a Criminal Records Bureau form, and will take up two references from people who have known you over two years (not a member of your family). This paperwork can take around 8-12 weeks to complete.
Once all the paperwork is done, new volunteers are invited to come in for a short induction and to discuss the different options available.