Become a volunteer

Hospital volunteers offer their help and time to provide services which benefit patients and visitors throughout the health community.

Hospital volunteers

Hospital volunteers offer their help and time for no remuneration to provide services which benefit patients and visitors throughout the health community.

We have over 290 volunteers working across Barnsley Hospital and the wider health community and they are greatly valued members of the team.

Who can become a volunteer?

We welcome people from all walks of life. If you are over 17 years old, you can apply to be a volunteer. We welcome enquiries from people in full time education or work, as we have evening and weekend opportunities. The trust works as an equal opportunities employer.

What do volunteers do?

Our volunteers work in an array of different roles throughout various departments across the hospital.

Will I receive training?

All volunteers are required to adhere to the hospital’s policies including health and safety, confidentiality and equal opportunities. Volunteers are also required to attend the mandatory basic training sessions in order to be equip for the role. Volunteers are also expected to attend any additional training  required such as refresher training sessions.

Travel expense will be reimbursed for travel within the Barnsley boundary and you will not need to pay for parking.

What do you get by becoming a volunteer?

  • Help the hospital and community by giving a service to patients and visitors
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Self-development
  • Confidence building and a sense of achievement
  • Motivation
  • Learn new skills

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or for further information, please contact:
Voluntary Services Team:

  • Telephone:  01226 434979
  • Email: volunteers@nhs.net
  • Post: Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP.

This page was updated: by Andy Leppard.
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