When you contact us we will have an initial chat with you about your requirements and what volunteer roles are currently available.
We will then send you an application pack. Please return your fully completed forms to us, making sure you include the names and contact details of two people who can provides references. If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview with the Voluntary Service Manager and the Manager of the area where the volunteer opportunity is available.
If you are successful at this second stage, your two referees will then receive a letter and reference form, which they should complete and return as soon as possible. Please make your referees aware that they will be receiving this form so that we can process your application promptly.
A Criminal Records Bureau check and occupational health check will also be undertaken.
Please note that the Criminal Records Bureau check procedure is obligatory for all volunteers and is necessary for the volunteer, patient and staff protection.
Once we've processed your application and have confirmed your placement as a volunteer, you will be asked to attend a volunteer induction session. You will also be given specific training that relates to your volunteer role and placement site.
All volunteers are given a trial period during which volunteers and staff can get to know each other and decide whether it is the right volunteer role for them.
Confidentiality is a very important part of volunteering. During your time volunteering you may hear and see things which are personal to patients, staff, visitors and other volunteers and sometimes these might be people you know. You will be required to keep this information confidential and not share it with anyone else.