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.

Activity volunteers for the ageing and health wards

  • We are looking for reliable, committed, enthusiastic activity volunteers (Word 266Kb) to improve the experience of patients in our ageing and health wards.You will work with staff to encourage patients to increase their physical and mental activity by organising and participating in activities, talking, reading and playing games with them. You will also help out at mealtimes, accompany patients to facilities in the hospital such as the shops, hairdresser and gardens and run errands for patients whose mobility is restricted. Volunteers will be organised on a rota basis to cover the hours of 10am-4pm. In addition to the Trust volunteer induction there will be a compulsory half-day training session.

Outpatient support

  • Cardiothoracic outpatient clinic (Word 139Kb) – this department would like two volunteers; one on a Wednesday and one on a Thursday from 1.30pm to 5pm. You will act as a greeter in the unit, complete surveys and help with enhancing the warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Cardiac outpatient clinic (Word 139Kb) – this department is looking for a volunteer to join their team on a Wednesday or Thursday, 1.30-5pm. You will be an integral part of the department in meeting and greeting patients, completing surveys and ensuring the warm and friendly atmosphere is maintained.
  • Foot health clinic (Word 260Kb) – volunteers are needed to support patients arriving at the foot health clinic, especially those that may need extra help. Duties will include greeting patients, managing the waiting list and waiting time expectation, providing refreshments if appropriate and completing patient satisfaction surveys.

KHP biobank cancer programme

  • Biobank consent takers (Word 58Kb) – the King's Health Partners cancer biobank team would like volunteers to join their established team of consent takers. You will be able to effectively discuss with cancer patients why the biobank is asking for their consent to donate samples for research. We are looking for volunteers over the age of 20 who are able to commit at least four hours every two weeks. This role would particularly suit those studying or who have studied biomedicine, medicine or nursing or those retired from these professions. In addition to the one day Trust induction for volunteers this role will also involve two half-day training sessions; one theory and one practical. 

Volunteer expert patients for the diabetes and self-management programme

Guy's and St Thomas’ Lambeth Early Intervention and Prevention Service (LEIPS) delivers programmes to support those living with diabetes and/or other long term health conditions.

We are currently recruiting facilitators with a passion for helping others in Lambeth and Southwark.

Are you:

  • reliable and have at least 60 hours to volunteer per year?
  • interested in supporting people in the community to improve their knowledge of self-management in areas such as healthy eating, keeping active, mental wellbeing and diabetes?
  • looking to develop your skills and knowledge to facilitate groups of people who have a long term health condition?

You will earn Stamford University professional qualifications for the Expert Patients Programme (EPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Programme (DSMP). Training takes place over five days. Successful candidates will be awarded certificates and once accredited will be able to facilitate these courses worldwide. 

If you would like further information and/or would like to volunteer to become a facilitator, please call Shary Smith on 020 3049 4138 or email sharon.smith20@gstt.nhs.uk or call Mel Francis on 020 3049 6365 or email melanie.francis@gstt.nhs.uk. Training will take place in November, December and January. 

Join our Trust forums

  • We are looking for patient and public members from our local community to join our Trust forums.

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.