Volunteer GroupOur award-winning #TeamCRH volunteers offer their help and time to provide services which benefit patients, colleagues, and visitors.

We’re continuing to build our service and are looking for a team of people who are willing to give their time to help our dedicated workforce continue to deliver exceptional patient care. 

All of our volunteers are required to uphold the hospital’s policies. This includes health and safety, confidentiality and equality and diversity.  

Volunteers are required to attend the mandatory basic training sessions to be equipped for their roles. They are also expected to attend any additional training required - such as refresher training sessions. 

Our volunteers are dedicated, caring members of the community who give their time and skills freely – to support patients and staff at the hospital. They are committed individuals who make a vast difference to the patient experience. Our volunteers work in a variety of roles across various departments in the hospital and community.  

This involves supporting hospital colleagues and patients by offering a helping hand or listening ear to make a patients stay or visit as comfortable as possible. This could involve way finding, running errands or driving our hospital buggy.

We welcome people from all walks of life. If you are over 16 years old, you can apply to be a volunteer.

We also welcome enquiries from people in full time education or work, as we have evening and weekend opportunities.

Current Vacancies

We are only recruiting to the vacancies below so please only apply if these are the roles you are interested in:

  • Royal Rider buggy driver: Limited shifts available. The Royal Rider is a free buggy service run by our volunteers who drive visitors to whichever area they require.
  • Patient Book Trolley: The patient book trolley is a service that visits all our adult wards. This service offers our patients a book, magazine, or puzzle sheet for free. This can be done as a 2-person team or on your own, taking into account protected mealtimes.
  • Acute Frailty Unit (AFU): Volunteering with the older person provides wellbeing benefits to both the individual and the volunteer. You will be using your skills to make a difference to older persons lives from making a cup of tea and sitting with a patient, serving dinners or even admin support and making up admissions packs. The AFU is a friendly and welcoming team, and all volunteers would be supported to make a difference on AFU.
  • Robinson Ward: Robinson ward is a busy orthopaedic ward which specialises in elderly patients who have fallen and broken their hip. We are therefore looking for some very special volunteers to come to our ward, to spend some time with our patients doing some activities on a 1:1 basis, or small group basis if the opportunity arises.

If you'd like to apply for one of these roles, you can do so here.