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Voluntary Services

How to get started

You will need to receive and complete an application pack. Our applicants are subject to satisfactory references, health clearances and completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To become a volunteer you will need to be reasonably fit and active, friendly, a good listener and committed to your voluntary role.

How to apply

Everyone who wishes to apply to become a volunteer at the Trust, will need to complete a Volunteer Application Pack (below).

If your role as a volunteer involves driving for the Trust, in addition to the Application Pack, you'll need to complete a Volunteer Car Driver Insurance Form (below).

Documents for download

Volunteer Application Pack

Volunteer Car Driver Insurance Form

Once you have completed your the appropriate forms, please return to:

Linda Bradshaw, Voluntary Services Co-ordinator,
Administration Block, Vicarage Road,
Watford,
Herts WD10 0HB.

The time given by all volunteers is much appreciated by staff, patients and visitors. Volunteers recruited should generally be over the age of 16, be responsible, reliable, empathetic, emotionally mature and communicative and should be treated as staff, particularly in respect of insurance purposes.

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The Trust is committed to ensuring that both volunteers and paid staff are equally involved in terms of the Trust ‘values’ – Care, Commitment & Quality: See, Start, Support & Sustain.

To create a magnetic field within an organisation there has to be some attraction, energy or excitement to make a person want to volunteer. It is hoped that our volunteers will also be encouraged to embrace the #hellomynameis  ... campaign that helps to remind us all to go back to basics and introduce ourselves to patients properly, to improve patient experience.

All volunteers will have the opportunity to attend dedicated reconnecting sessions for volunteers (as designed for staff) to build upon the Trust’s ‘Welcome’ Induction groups.

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