Young Volunteers Project

The story so far….

In January 2017, we successfully bid for, and received, two years funding from the Pears Foundation/#iwill Fund, which has enabled us to create the role of Young Volunteers Project Coordinator, dedicated to supporting young volunteers from the ages of 16 to 24.

Last year, January to December 2018, 51 young volunteers gave 2,691 hours supporting staff and enhancing patient experience – young volunteers now form a quarter of the Trust’s volunteer workforce!.

The project currently consists of a six to twelve months placement, rotating every twelve weeks between four different areas of the Trust – currently ED, Maternity/Neo Natal and two different wards. There are also additional one-off mini tasks to provide variety.

We partner with six different local schools and Chesterfield College to provide a structured approach to a meaningful volunteering experience. If you are interested in volunteering at Chesterfiled Royal Hospital as part of our project, please contact;

Helen Kirkwood on 01246 516348 for an informal chat or email

Our young volunteers have made a really positive impact in support of our patients, vistors and staff over the last twelve months through is the the story of their journey to date.

Find out what the Project means to the Hospital and the young volunteers from the following video.
Learn about the value of young volunteers at Chesterfield, recognised nationally during WE Day celebrations at Wembley Arena in 2018
Our Young Volunteer Project Partners


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