Volunteering

The extra support provided by volunteers is essential to the successful running of our hospitals and greatly improves our patients’ experiences.

We are extremely proud of our volunteers and the work they do is hugely appreciated by everyone – staff, patients and visitors.

Our volunteers tell us it’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills while knowing you are making a difference and having a positive impact.

Current volunteering opportunities:

If you are interested in carrying out simple, non-medical tasks to support people in your local area who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus please join the NHS Volunteer Responders. Responder roles will include:

  • befriending

  • providing transport to patients

  • bringing shopping to people in isolation

To sign up please visit: www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

Or you can find further information here.

Our regular volunteering opportunities are on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis. Within Southmead Hospital we have a small number of temporary non-patient facing roles that we will be looking for volunteers to fill, including:

  • assiting with the distribution of donations

  • basic cleaning

  • call centre support

  • administration

  • pharmacy assistance

If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities please get in touch with: voluntary.services@nbt.nhs.uk

Clinically trained volunteers 

If you are clinically trained and would consider joining the NHS workforce you can find further information here.