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, but there may be opportunities to volunteer in the 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.

Outpatient support

  • Diabetic eye complications screening clinic (Word 266Kb) - this department is a looking for a volunteer to greet patients, organising the flow of appointments and giving extra assistance to our more vulnerable patients. You will need to be availabe on Wednesdays, 10am to 4pm. 

  • Cardiac outpatients (Word 140Kb) – this department is looking for a volunteer to provide a warm friendly welcome to patients and their carers entering the department. You will need to be available Thursdays, 1.30-5pm.
  • Ear, nose and throat, head and neck outpatient clinic (Word 266Kb) – this busy team is looking for volunteers to support them in delivering a first class patient experience. Volunteers are needed from 10am-1pm or 1-4pm or for a whole day if possible. The clinic runs Monday to Friday, and they are flexible about what days volunteers can help as they need more than one volunteer.

  • A&E and Urgent Care Centre volunteers (Word 263Kb) – to assist the A&E clinical staff with non clinical tasks to speed up the assessment and booking in process for walk-in patients in the A&E department. We are looking for volunteers, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm (day and times to suit the volunteer as you will be organised as part of a rota). This role would suit someone looking to start a clinical career, studying for one or recently retired. 

Administration support

  • Nuclear medicine (Word 135Kb) – this department is looking for a volunteer, one day a week from 10am to 4pm, to assist staff on reception and help with administration tasks.

  • Gastroenterology department (Word 270Kb) – to assist the administration team one day a week, 10am-4pm.

Cancer Centre

  • Welcomers and wayfinders (Word 155Kb) – ensure patients, their carers, relatives and visitors experience a warm welcome to the Cancer Centre and help them find their way around the building. 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. Please note this role is for the centre in Sidcup, Kent.

Community volunteers

Contact volunteers for Evelina London

Contact are a national charity providing information, advice and support for families with disabled children. They are looking for hospital volunteers (Word 857Kb) to join their team in Evelina London Children's Hospital to provide support and information to parents of disabled children. You will need to be available three hours per week for at least six months. For further information and how to apply, please email Toni Rushton at

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.