Volunteers from around the Trust wearing different colour polo shirts pose wearing surgical masks

Current NBT Volunteer Opportunities

Patient Befriender

This role provides company and companionship to suitable patients, spending time with them on the wards, engaging in conversation or activities, with the support and supervision of ward staff.

Ward Support Volunteer

This role enhances the quality and comfort of the patient’s stay by offering complimentary patient support to improve the patient experience, under direct supervision from the qualified ward staff. 

Mealtime Companion

This role supports patient recovery through encouraging eating and drinking.  

Purple Butterfly Volunteer

The Purple Butterfly Volunteers are a group of specially trained people, with a variety of skills, who support both patients and their families and friends at a difficult time.

ED Move Maker Volunteer

This role is to meet and greet patients and visitors arriving in the Emergency Department (ED) of the Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, providing directions, a listening ear, and support for general enquiries.

Fresh Arts Volunteer Pianist

To enhance the experience of all members of the hospital community by providing background piano music for their enjoyment.

Patient and Carer Partner Short Term Role

We are looking for patients and carers from across our hospitals to work with us as Patient and Carer Partners. You can have received care as an inpatient or outpatient, in any department. 

Patient and Carer Partner Long Term Role

We are looking for patients and carers from across our hospitals to work with us as Patient and Carer Partners. You can have received care as an inpatient or outpatient, in any department.