Current volunteer roles

We are currently recruiting volunteers for roles in these areas. Please read the role description carefully to ensure you have the skills required and you are available to volunteer on the days and at the times required by the department.

If you wish to apply for a role please go to the How to apply section.

Admin and survey roles

Inpatient support roles

  • New ward volunteer project – we are working towards introducing volunteers on to our wards starting with the elderly care wards. The role would involve a wide range of duties and tasks and you would be seen as an integral member of the ward team. Duties would include: one-to-one social interaction with patients, assisting at meal and refreshment times, running errands for patients, assisting in cleaning bedside areas and washing down beds, collecting prescriptions for patients being discharged, assisting with patient feedback surveys and helping staff with general admin tasks. If you are interested please email voluntaryservices@gstt.nhs.uk or call 020 7188 1658 or 020 7188 8399 for an application form. We will keep you informed of progression of this project and contact you when we are ready to interview.

Outpatient support roles

  • Ear, nose and throat, head and neck cancer outpatients volunteers (Word 273Kb) – the department are looking for volunteers to help during their busy times; Mondays, 1.30-4.30pm, Thursdays, 9.30am-4.30pm and Fridays, 9am-12.30pm.

  • Welcomers and wayfinders for the Cancer Centre (Word 155Kb) – the new Guy’s Cancer Centre are looking for volunteers on a rota basis to cover Monday to Friday and will be divided into shifts covering the hours from 10am-4pm.
  • Welcomers for Haematology Day Unit (Word 275Kb) – the unit is looking for volunteers to enhance the patient experience and to assist with patient surveys. They are looking for volunteers to cover Mondays 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Research support

  • Consent takers for KHP Cancer Biobank Research (Word 55Kb) – we are looking for volunteers over the age of 20 with the skills to discuss with cancer patients why the Biobank is asking for their consent to donate samples for research. Extensive training will be provided and this role is suitable for people who have completed a clinical or biomedical course or who are currently studying one. This role requires a commitment of at least a year due to the amount of training involved.  

Community outpatient support roles

  • New Cross Dialysis Centre volunteer (Word 151Kb) – the unit are looking for volunteers with a mature attitude to be activity companions for patients on long-term dialysis. Please note this facility is at New Cross.

How to apply 

Find out how to apply for one of our volunteering roles.

Volunteers' policy

Read our Trust volunteers' policy (PDF 34.6Kb) about how we recruit and manage our volunteers.