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Volunteer with Leicester's Hospitals

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‘ A volunteer is someone who gives their time, skills or knowledge, freely and by choice, for no financial reward, to benefit others or the community’

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What do volunteers do?

Volunteers help in many different ways within our hospitals. There are roles in wards, clinics and in public areas.

Our volunteers all help to directly support patients and their families and a big part of any volunteer role is talking and listening to patients. We take volunteers aged 17 or above and do not require you to have any specific skills, training or experience.


Find out about some of our roles

  • Buggy Driving/Meet and Greet 
  • Ward Support /Mealtime Assistant
  • Hairdressers/Time for a Treat
  • Patient Visiting/Surveying ..
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How do I apply?

  • Join as Trust member 
  • Our Volunteering Recruitment is currently CLOSED  
  • If you are selected you will be invited to a Recruitment Session
  • Attend and find out more about the process and what you can do
  • Complete your application and attend an interview
  • Complete a DBS check (or provide a certificate registered with the  Update service)
  • Provide references
  • Attend relevant training 
  • Find out about Young Persons Volunteering
Volunteering is a commitment and we ask that you are available to volunteer for around 3-4 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months


  • A quality experience
  • An opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • An Award certificate for hours given
  • A reference
  • And an amazing opportunity to make a real difference …..

There are many other roles that volunteers can be involved in.  More information about volunteering is available at our recruitment sessions.

University Hospitals of Leicester has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers mark of excellence for their Volunteer Services.

For more information about volunteering please contact us

E-mail volunteer.services@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
0116 2587221 / 8868 / 3955

If you are interested in Work experience please visit our Work experience section 

View the Volunteer Services Annual Report 2016 - 2017

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Related links:

If you are interested in volunteering for the Royal Voluntary Services at Leicester Royal infirmary or Leicester General Hospital please contact them through their website (link) www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


Leicester's Hospitals Volunteer service