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Volunteering at Alder Hey

Volunteering at Alder HeyOur volunteers have told us that giving their time is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience, allowing them to meet friends, gain new skills and contribute to the community.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team. Are you:

  • Over 16 years old and can offer a minimum of four hours per week?
  • Enthusiastic and enjoy interacting with people?

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a volunteer recruitment awareness session.

Volunteer recruitment awareness session calendar

  • Thursday 25 January 2018, 11am to 3pm
  • Thursday 29 March 2018, 11am to 3pm
  • Monday 11 June 2018, 11am to 3pm
  • Saturday 15 September 2018, 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 11am to 3pm

Registration in advance is not required. Sessions will take place at Institute in the Park, Alder Hey’s research, education and innovation centre, opposite the Alder Hey Emergency Department entrance. Please meet at main reception at the Institute.

At the end of each session will be a break for lunch. Those who are still interested will be invited back for an interview at 1pm.

alderhey_volunteersVolunteer roles at Alder Hey

Alder Hey volunteers operate in a variety of different roles and you will have an opportunity to tell us the role you would most like to do. All volunteers are required to go through a six-week induction period, during which your time will be spent in our hospital atrium meeting and greeting families, helping them find their way to appointments and supervising children’s play areas.

After your induction, the type of roles our volunteers play include:

  • Assisting on wards during meal times
  • Accompanying patients onto the ward play decks
  • Carrying out patient feedback surveys

Many of our volunteers enjoy working in the atrium so much, they choose to stay in that role!

The importance of our volunteers

Volunteers complement the roles of paid staff, they do not replace them. Careful consideration has therefore been given to activities that volunteers undertake. Volunteers do not provide core services; instead they provide support which adds value to services and the roles of paid staff.

Contact us

Please email us at or call 0151 228 4811.

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