Jobs: 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, contact our PALS/Voluntary Services Team on 01895 279973.

Volunteering positions available

Have you got what it takes to be a Macmillan Cancer Information Centre volunteer?

The Macmillan Centre at the Hillingdon Hospital offers free, confidential information and support to everyone affected by cancer.

People receiving a cancer diagnosis will usually have lots of questions about the illness and proposed treatments: It is vital there is somewhere safe and trustworthy where they can talk to someone and find things out. 

Family, friends and people who are worried about cancer may also need information and support. Our centre is set up to provide a service to a wide range of people, with different experiences and needs.

Volunteer Complementary Therapist

We are looking for a volunteer complementary therapist to work regular shifts on a Monday - timings etc. to be agreed - for a period of at least six months.

More details (146KB, pdf)

Administration and Class Support Volunteer, Macmillan Cancer Information Centre

Ideally we would like you to volunteer at least three hours on a weekly basis.
For this role we need a volunteer on a Friday morning from 11.30am-1pm approx.
The minimum amount of time commitment required for this role would be six months, in order to allow time to build up knowledge and relationships needed for this role.

Contact for details susan.grace1@nhs.net or Lorraine.barton1@nhs.net

More details (181KB, pdf)

Bereavement Service Office Volunteer
We would greatly appreciate your assistance in our Bereavement Office. The bereavement officers play a vital role in working with bereaved family members and we need your help to support the back office administration tasks that require a good eye for detail.

We seek a volunteer who can provide support to our service by answering the phone, taking messages, receiving and logging medical notes, typing up messages for GPs, photocopying and scanning documents.

Full training in the required activities will be given and as such this may suit someone new to the office environment or equally a more experienced person.

We are looking for a compassionate, friendly and reliable person to commit to us for a minimum of six months assisting us on Mondays between 9am and 12pm. Following Bank Holidays, working the Tuesday would be expected.

This role is available immediately following mandatory training.  Excellent communication skills are essential for this role. Please contact the Voluntary Services Office on 01895 279973 for an application form.

RVS volunteers

RVS run a shop in the main entrance at Hillingdon Hospital and seek volunteers to help in the shop or on the ward trolley round.

Contact: Sarah Askam - RVS Local Service Cluster Manager, Hillingdon Hospital, Tel: 01895 279628 or email: rvshillingdon@outlook.com

Ward-based patient companions

We would like more Ward Based Patient Companion Volunteers. They play an important role in working with nurses to create a calm, caring and comfortable ward environment. They offer companionship and comfort to patients and provide support and assistance during mealtimes. We are looking for compassionate, friendly and reliable people to commit to a minimum of six months, starting in September following a mandatory training session at the beginning of August. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

Meeters and greeters Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital

  • Available at Outpatients, Reception and Maternity at Hillingdon Hospital
  • Available at Reception at Mount Vernon Hospital
We are looking for volunteers to act as "meeters and greeters" based at the Outpatients entrance to the hospital and also at the Main Entrance of the hospital. Volunteers must be cheerful and approachable with good communications skills and ideally with a knowledge of the hospital and its layout.  Volunteers will be required from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4 pm and each volunteer should ideally be able to offer a regular four hour shift.

League of Friends

A voluntary group at Hillingdon Hospital that runs:

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).
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Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road,
Uxbridge UB8 3NN
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Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road,
Northwood HA6 2RN
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