Come and join the army of NHS Trust volunteers

Paul Wharton
Paul Wharton

Hundreds of people give up their time to support patients and staff at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - and more would be welcomed.

Volunteers can help in many areas including the hospital radio, meeting and greeting patients and visitors, as a patient helper or as a volunteer driver.

Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: “We’re very fortunate to have so many volunteers already, but we want to encourage more people to join us.

“There are so many benefits to being a volunteer and people come and volunteer with us for so many reasons. It could be to meet new people and make friends, to learn new skills and gain experience in health care or to give something back to the local community.

“Being a volunteer doesn’t mean giving up whole days at a time. There are opportunities available to suit everyone.

“Any hours you can spare is very much appreciated. You can fit the hours in around your own commitments, during the day, evening or weekends.

“The work volunteers do makes such a difference to staff, patients and visitors and we are very grateful for their efforts.”

To find out more,email volunteers@nth.nhs.uk or call (01642) 383933.

People can also download an application form and find out more information at www.nth.nhs.uk/jobs/volunteer/