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, fill out an application form (Word 124Kb) and email it to voluntaryservices@gstt.nhs.uk. If you are applying for more than one role, put them in order of preference on the form.

For more information, go to the how to apply section.

Activity volunteers for the ageing and health wards

  • We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic activity volunteers (Word 128Kb) over the age of 21 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 accompany patients to facilities in the hospital such as the shops, hairdresser and gardens and run errands for patients who are not able to leave the ward. Volunteers will be organised on a rota basis to cover the core times of Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and will need to be able to commit to at least one three-hour slot each week. There is flexibility around the time slots but this project does not currently run in the evenings or weekends. In addition to the Trust volunteer induction there will be a one-day training session.

Complementary therapists for Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Cancer Centre

  • We are looking for complementary therapists (Word 173Kb) to deliver touch-based therapies in areas such as massage, aromatherapy or reflexology, who can volunteer for at least three hours a week, Monday to Friday for a minimum of 12 months. You will be trained and supervised by the therapies coordinator and lead. You will need to have a minimum of two-year post qualification experience, be registered with the CNHC or FHT and hold a personal and professional indemnity insurance and first aid certificate. This role is based at our Cancer Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

    If you have any further enquiries about the role before applying, please contact Camilla Weijburg at camilla.weijburg@gstt.nhs.uk or Emma Tyrer at emma.tyrer@gstt.nhs.uk or phone 020 7188 5918.

Evelina London

  • Enthusiastic, reliable and energetic play volunteers (Word 274Kb) needed to assist the play therapists in providing activities for children and young people at Evelina London. You will join our team of established volunteers and will need to be able to commit to a minimum of six months, for at least one four-hour session a week between 10am and 4pm (weekdays only).

Outpatient support

  • Cancer Centre volunteers (Word 141Kb) – we are recruiting welcomers and wayfinders for our Cancer Centre to join the established team of volunteers enhancing the patient’s experience. Volunteer shifts are organised on a rota basis to cover Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Training specific to volunteering in the Cancer Centre will be given. Please note that if you have been treated for cancer you will need to be at least two years post-treatment, and if you have experienced a close bereavement due to cancer, this should also be at least two years ago. This is on the advice of the psychology team in the Cancer Centre.
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) and head and neck cancer clinics (Word 140Kb) – volunteers are needed to welcome patients and their carers entering the department. You will give patients extra support if needed, help with patient surveys and support the staff during busy clinic hours particularly on a Monday, Thursday or Friday. This role would suit someone looking for a career in healthcare or already studying for one.

  • Pelvic floor unit admin support (Word 133Kb) – volunteer needed to help greet patients on arrival, assist with general enquiries and help the clerical team with simple admin tasks. The team is looking for someone able to do two four-hour sessions a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday during normal office hours.

How to apply 

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