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volunteering in many areas

Are you passionate about helping people and making a difference?

Then, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust may be the place for you.

Volunteering is an enriching and rewarding experience, helping others and giving something back to the community. It also provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, whilst gaining new experiences and skills.

Our team of 400 volunteers are an invaluable asset to our Trust, contributing over 90,000 hours a year. They freely dedicate their time and commitment to helping support our patients and healthcare professionals

We are always looking for enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals with a passion for helping people to join our team.

At present, we are particularly interested in applications for the following volunteer roles:

Dementia Champion volunteers

Our Dementia Champion Volunteer Role focuses on providing one-to-one support to patients living with dementia such as reading; listening and reminiscing.  More and more people are living with dementia, so this is a vital role in supporting this group of vulnerable patients.

Patient Companion volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting and enhancing the patient experience. Our newly developed Patient Companion Volunteer Role aims to provide meaningful interaction with patients from being a listening ear to patients’ worries to providing companionship during their stay in hospital. We are currently looking for Patient Companion Volunteers on our wards at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary with a view to rolling this pilot out at our other sites, as the role develops.

Reception Help Desk volunteers

Our Help Desk Volunteers across all our sites enhance our patient experience by providing a welcoming and friendly face to patients, visitors and carers, as they enter the hospital. Our hospital Help Desks typically deal with over 180,000 enquiries per year, so this volunteer role is vital for supporting our patients. At Wrightington Hospital’s brand new £18 million state-of-the-art development, we are looking to recruit at least 20 volunteers to welcome and escort patients and visitors to wards and departments.

We are also keen to recruit more volunteers for their Help Desks at our Boston House, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and Thomas Linacre Centre sites in Wigan.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact 01942 822 509

or [email protected] for further information about the role and how to apply.