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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 18 years of age?
  • Can you offer a minimum of four hours per week?
  • Enthusiastic and enjoy interacting with people?
  • Can you communicate well with children and their families?
  • Are you motivated and willing to try new things?

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 17 July 2018, 11am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 11am to 3pm

Are you 16 – 18 and would like to volunteer?

  • Can you offer a minimum of four hours per week ?
  • Enthusiastic and enjoy interacting with people?
  • Can you communicate well with children and their families ?
  • Are you motivated and willing to try new things.
  • Do you have creative or artistic talents ?

Please be aware that due to age restrictions this role is limited to non-clinical areas \and wards areas. We cannot accept Work Experience or School/College placements.

If you would like to apply please come along to our Young person’s Recruitment session:
Saturday 15th September 10.00am – 3.00pm – this session is open to 16-18 year olds only

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, or for weekend events Concierge Desk in the Atrium – main hospital.
At the end of each session will be a break for lunch (not provided) . Those who are still interested will be invited


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
  • Waiting area play support
  • Art and Craft activities
  • Meeting and Greeting

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 volunteering@alderhey.nhs.ukor call 0151 228 4811.

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