Our volunteers support staff and patients and offer a helping hand or listening ear to make a patient’s hospital stay, or visit, as comfortable and as problem free as possible. We’re continuing to build our volunteer service and are looking for a team of people who are willing to give their time to help our dedicated workforce deliver the best possible quality care for our patients.

There are currently 130 volunteers - aged from 16 years to no upper age limit - helping out in the Trust.


We’d like people to offer their time to, meet and greet patients in the busy Outpatient Suites, sit and chat with patients, offer refreshments, give support to staff who deal with patients living with Dementia, to support our very busy help desk and patient escorts, help out with fundraising and much more. We’re speaking with all departments and areas of the hospital to find out what opportunities are available and what we might be able to offer anybody interested in getting involved.

Perhaps you’ve been here for treatment and want to give something back, maybe you’ve always wanted to be involved with the hospital but not been sure how or perhaps you’ve got some time on your hands and want to do something worthwhile.



We have currently closed our recruitment due to the large volume of applications we have been receiving. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause but we have to be fair to existing applicants. We will be reopening the recruitment in January/February 2019. If you are contacting us as a result of the DailMail/Helpforce newspaper article, we are sorry that we cannot accommodate your generous offer at this stage but please feel free to leave your contact details on 01246 516557/516348 or email crhft.volunteer@nhs.net and we will be happy to contact you early in the New Year 2019.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please click one of the following link to go to our new web based homepage where you can view our volunteering roles.

If you would like to apply to volunteer at the hospital, please choose the appropriate link below.

You are not committing to anything yet by letting us know that you are interested, it’s just so that our voluntary services team can find out a bit more about you and where you might be able to help and they will contact you directly to discuss your involvement further.

If you are interested in our Simulated Patient Project, please contact the Voluntary Services Office, who will be happy to give you further information.

If you do not have access to a PC or the internet, the following alternatives are also available....

  • Email crhft.volunteer@nhs.net
  • Telephone the Voluntary Service Team on 01246 516557 or 516348
  • Arrange to call in for a chat to the Voluntary Services Office

You can find further interesting information by clicking on the link to the Volunteers' Flyer below. Thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

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