Welcome to Voluntary Services and thanks for considering to become a volunteer at one of our hospitals.
You do not need any special skills to become a volunteer. Our volunteer team is made up of a diverse range of people who have qualities such as friendliness, reliability and a genuine wish and willingness to help.
The services offered by volunteers compliment the health care provided by our staff and bring many benefits to patients, their families and visitors.
Our volunteers undertake a wide variety of activities including:
- meeting and greeting our patients and visitors and directing and escorting people around the hospital
- helping with the completion of menu cards on the wards, keeping information boards and racks tidy and up to date
- reading to newspaper to patients, doing handicrafts or art activities and talking to patients and reminiscing
- support patients who are waiting to leave hospital
Our voluntary services managers ensure that all our volunteers are well placed and receive the right training and support to guarantee the best possible service while supporting patients, carers, visitors and staff.
“Our volunteers love coming into the hospital knowing that they are making a real difference to people’s lives. We are proud of our volunteers and the enormous contribution they make”
Tracey Thomas - Patient Experience Manager
The interview process involves an application form, a telephone interview and a face to face interview so that you can find out more about volunteering and we can find out more about you.
We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire and a Criminal Records Bureau form and we will also obtain two references from people who have known you over two years (not a member of your family).
This interview process and the completion of the paperwork can take around 8 to 12 weeks to complete.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at either Cheltenham General or Gloucestershire Royal Hospital please contact the relevant Voluntary Services Manager:
Cheltenham General Hospital
Tel: 0300 422 3451
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Tel: 0300 422 6648