Jobs: Hospital volunteering

Voluntary work

Our volunteers play an important role, helping our staff make the hospital experience better for patients. Voluntary support is committed to recruiting individuals from a spectrum of the community. They match individual skills/experience to appropriate placements, with training and support to develop skills.

If you are over 17 years old, live locally and want more information about these roles, please look at our available roles here. There is a minimum requirement of four hours per week for one year for these roles.

If you have further questions after following the above steps please contact our Voluntary Services Team on 01895 238282 ext 2151.

For work experience or shadowing, please follow the process here, paying particular attention to the contact person in the area where you are applying. This process is not managed by the Volunteer Team.

Third-party volunteering

League of Friends

A voluntary group at Hillingdon Hospital that runs:

  • Baby Boutique in Maternity (Main Entrance), 10.30am-4pm Mon to Fri, and 1-4pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.
  • A refreshment facility in the Main Outpatient Department Mon to Fri, 8am-4pm.

If interested in volunteering for the League of Friends, please visit one of their shops at Hillingdon Hospital. Money raised by this voluntary group contributes to equipment and materials for patients.

Comforts Fund

If interested in volunteering for the Comforts Fund, please visit one of their shops at Mount Vernon Hospital. This voluntary group at Mount Vernon Hospital was established in 1935. Money raised contributes to equipment and materials for patients.

160 volunteers run the:

  • Newsagent (10am - 3:30pm, Mon - Fri)
  • Bookshop (11am – 3pm, Mon – Fri) - requires quality donations
  • Charity shop (11am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
  • Two coffee bars, ground floor of the Princess Christian Wing (9:45 am – 4pm) and main Outpatients and Cancer Outpatient Departments (10am – 4pm).
  • Refreshment service in Radiotherapy (10am – 4pm)
  • Snacks and newspaper trolley on wards (weekday mornings).
Woman weeding raised flower bed
Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road,
Uxbridge UB8 3NN
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Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road,
Northwood HA6 2RN
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