Volunteers

Make a huge difference to patients, your community and the NHS

Volunteers at CLCH

As part of our team, volunteers make a huge difference to our patients and staff in a variety of roles.

Make a difference in your community, meet new people and gain great skills

Volunteers are an essential part of our team and help patients and staff across 11 London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Join us at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and help us deliver outstanding service for patients in our community.

We need people with talents, commitment and enthusiasm to join our team and help us provide quality healthcare across a range of services throughout the Trust. You don’t need to have volunteered before and we’ll give you full training before you start.

We recognise, respect, and promote diversity in our volunteering programme and welcome applications from candidates with a range of experience, skills and availability.

How do I become a volunteer?

Our application process has four steps which we will support you through:

·       Complete our online application form

·       You’ll be invited to an informal interview

·       We’ll do a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

·       We’ll check the two references you provide in your application

If your application is successful, you will be given an introduction and training in the areas that you will be assisting. We receive a large volume of applications so it may take up to three weeks to receive a response.

What do volunteers do at CLCH?

Our volunteers do a range of roles to support teams across the Trust. You could be making someone’s day at one of our inpatient wards, supporting a patient to share their experience and help us improve a service, driving our nurses to help them reach more patients at home and everything in between! We have roles to suit all skills and interests.

You can read more about what our volunteers get up to and check out our latest roles before applying.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact us via email.

More about volunteering at CLCH

·       Do you offer work experience placements?

We don’t currently offer work experience placements at CLCH. Our volunteering opportunities are long-term roles and we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 6 months with us.

·       Can I volunteer if I’m a staff member?

CLCH staff can volunteer! We’d just make sure you weren’t volunteering in the same team as you do your paid role.

·       Can I volunteer if I have a criminal record?

Having a criminal record doesn’t automatically mean you can’t volunteer with us. We’re committed to safeguarding those that use our service, so we carry out background checks on certain volunteer roles.

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from a wide range of applicants. Each case is considered individually, on its merits and we do not discriminate unfairly against any applicant based on a conviction or criminal record information disclosed to us.

·       Can I volunteer from outside the UK?

As we’re a community healthcare organisation, volunteers must be based in the UK

·       How long does it take to get started?

From submitting your application to your induction day can take about 8 weeks. This makes sure you have everything you need to get started and you have plenty of time to ask questions.

·       Can I claim expenses?

Volunteers can claim travel expenses and a contribution to lunch if you’re volunteering for more than 4 hours at a time. This is all in line with our expenses policy.

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