Volunteers for Norfolk Community Health and Care
Patients we work with suffer from ill health as a result of age, poor mobility and/or living with long term health conditions. Because of these difficulties, many patients experience social isolation. The support our volunteers offer aims to reduce loneliness, improve well-being and confidence and enable better access to information about health and social care services.
Our volunteers support health professionals and patients within community hospital settings. They undertake roles ranging from supporting patients with rehabilitation activities, to assisting on wards at mealtimes and helping with administration and stock room maintenance.
Volunteer roles are developed by working closely with health professionals and specialists, to identify areas where the support of volunteers can have a positive impact on individual patients, service users and services.
Volunteers right for this role need to be happy working independently to high standards, comfortable in a hospital environment and able to make a regular weekly commitment of between 1-4 hrs, depending on the role. A friendly and approachable manner is vital, as well as good time keeping skills.
Potential volunteers need to undergo a DBS check, which is free of charge, and provide two appropriate character references. Training will be provided for all volunteers, with specialist training provided if you take on a more challenging role. You will be supported in your volunteering role by your local co-ordinator as well as the staff team your placement is with, where appropriate.
Where to go
- Head Office
Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd, St. Clements House 2-16
- NR3 1BQ
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