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 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, committed, enthusiastic activity volunteers (Word 131Kb), 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 to 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.

Admin support

  • The children's general admin team needs a volunteer (Word 42Kb) to help with simple admin tasks such as folding letters, scanning and sending letters to Dict8. This is not a patient facing role. Ideally we would like someone who can do four hours a day, two days a week, but we're happy to consider someone who can do one day.
  • The children’s diabetic team is looking for a volunteer (Word 39Kb) to help meet and greet patients, hand out and help complete surveys and assist patients during their hospital visit. This role is for one day a week, alternating on Wednesday and Thursday, and is a good opportunity to volunteer in a busy clinic.

Clothing bank volunteer

  • We have a clothing bank for patients requiring assistance with clothing when leaving hospital. We need a clothing bank volunteer (Word 135Kb) for about two hours a week to help organise the clothes so they are easily accessible for staff to give the right type and size of clothing to patients; it would need to be a week day but the actual day can be flexible.

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 or Emma Tyrer at or phone 020 7188 5918.

Evelina London

  • Pharmacy support assistant (Word 144Kb) – a volunteer is required to help staff receive patient prescriptions and support the dispensary team with admin duties. You will need to be available Fridays, 10am-2pm (although you may be required to cover the occasional Wednesday or Thursday). 

Outpatient support

  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation sessions (Word 133Kb) – a volunteer is needed who can do both Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12 noon, helping the team set up the room, greet patients, provide refreshments and tidy up afterwards.
  • Children's outpatient blood clinic (Word 138Kb) – volunteers are needed to welcome patients and visitors, help reception check in patients and check bloods have been ordered. Volunteers are asked to cover shifts, Monday-Friday from 10am-1pm or 1-4pm but there is flexibility around this. Please note this role cannot be used as a work placement for phlebotomy students or those recently qualified.
  • 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. 

How to apply 

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