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.

Outpatient support roles


  • Endoscopy Unit (Word 127Kb) – to assist patients arriving in the Endoscopy Unit. Volunteers are needed to cover weekday hours.
  • ENT, head and neck cancer clinic (Word 161Kb) – to support patients and staff in this busy department on Monday afternoons and Thursday or Friday mornings on a rota basis.

Inpatient support roles

  • Children's intensive care unit (Word 157Kb) – to support staff and enhance the experience of parents and visitors while on the unit. Volunteers are needed for weekends and in the evening during the week. Please note we are looking for volunteers over the age of 20 who have a mature and calm attitude.

Cancer Centre

  • Join our established volunteer ambassadors (Word 155Kb) to ensure patients, their carers, relatives and visitors experience a warm welcome to the Cancer Centre. Help cover day shifts Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm on a rota basis. Please note if you have received treatment for cancer, you need to be two years clear of treatment. If you have had a close bereavement due to cancer, this also needs to have been at least two years ago.

Queen Mary's Hospital Cancer Centre

  • Information and support centre volunteer (Word 191Kb)
    Offer information and support to patients attending our satellite Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Kent. Join our existing dedicated group of volunteers to cover shifts when they are unable to volunteer. Please note this role is for the centre in Sidcup, Kent, not based in London.

Activity volunteers for the ageing and health wards

  • Activity volunteer (Word 266Kb)

    This is a brand new project for the Trust and we're looking for reliable, committed, enthusiastic volunteers to be part of a team that will work with an Activity Promotion Project Leader and Volunteer Coordinator to improve the experience of patients in these wards.

    Volunteers will work alongside staff to challenge barriers to activity, empower patients and visitors to take a positive role in rehabilitation and increase physical and mental activity. Volunteers will be organised on a rota basis to cover the core hours of 10am-4pm, but there will be scope for volunteer evenings and weekends as the project develops in the future.

    In addition to the Trust Volunteer Induction there will be a compulsory half-day training session.

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.