Volunteering

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Volunteer with us

Our volunteer recruitment window is currently closed, whilst we process applications received during our August 2021 intake. Please check back here for an update in due course.

Here at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust we currently have a team of over 150 active volunteers who help us deliver an excellent patient experience.

Our volunteers are part of the Mid Yorkshire team and play a crucial role in enhancing the experience of patients, carers, visitors and staff. They do this by performing a wide variety of tasks throughout the Trust to complement the work of our paid staff. Volunteers are currently placed in approximately 20 wards and departments throughout the Trust.

Although they do not perform any clinical roles, volunteers are able to get some hands on experience in a hospital environment and have a huge impact on our patient services and life in hospital.

As well as the difference they make to others, our volunteers often comment on the positive impact being a volunteer has made on their own lives, helping them to meet new friends and improve their self-confidence and motivation, whilst keeping them active and feeling they have a valuable contribution to make which is greatly appreciated.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, a variety of different cultures, ethnicities and communities and are aged between 16 and 70.

Work Experience

Thank you for considering the possibility of a work experience placement at MidYorks NHS Trust. 

It is with great regret that in light of the current situation in relation to Covid-19 that we have taken the decision to suspend our work experience programme for the immediate future. We are sure that you will understand that this decision ensures that we put the safety of you, our patients, staff and the wider public first and removes any non-essential additional pressure on our staff at this challenging time. 

We are also in the process of appointing a new Voluntary Services and Work Experience Manager who will be overseeing the appointment of a new Work Experience Administrator, and who hopefully will be in post by late Spring 2022.

If you have emailed us with a request for work experience sadly we will not be able to process your request at this time. However please be assured that we will be reviewing this position in the coming months based on ongoing advice and when we have the resources in place to deliver the programme.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thank you and stay safe!

Kind regards

Voluntary Services.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome applications from people from all communities and backgrounds. If you’re over 16, you can volunteer with us.

Benefits of volunteering

Being a volunteer at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust gives you the opportunity to enhance the experience of our patients and their families and support the staff who care for them.

There are many benefits to being a volunteer at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals. People often say they volunteer because they've benefited from a service and want to put something back. Some people say that volunteering has been a positive experience which helped them to develop skills that were useful in gaining employment. Others enjoy social networking and make friends or say it is rewarding to see how the time they donate makes a difference both to patients and to staff.

Other benefits include:

  • helping to make a difference
  • putting a smile on someone’s face                         
  • feeling valued
  • developing personal and social skills
  • gaining confidence and self esteem
  • experience of working in a hospital environment
  • increasing employment opportunities
  • increasing health and wellbeing
  • feeling part of a team
  • finding quality time away from work or a busy life.

For more information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information, please contact Voluntary Services on 01924 543451 or Midyorks.volunteer@nhs.net.