We have over 100 volunteers working across Barnsley Hospital. 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 16 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 is as an equal opportunities employer - this applies to volunteers too.
What do volunteers do?
Our volunteers work in many different kind of roles, across various departments in the hospital and community.
Will I receive training?
All volunteers are required to uphold the hospital’s policies. This includes health and safety, confidentiality and equality and diversity. Volunteers are also required to attend the mandatory basic training sessions in order to be equipped for their roles. Volunteers are also expected to attend any additional training required - such as refresher training sessions.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel within the Barnsley boundary. You will not need to pay for parking at the hospital.
What do you get by becoming a volunteer?
By volunteering at Barnsley Hospital, you will:
- help the hospital, local community and NHS by providing a service for patients and visitors
- meet new people and make new friends
- build upon your self-development
- increase your confidence and gain a sense of purpose and achievement
- learn new skills