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Apply to be a volunteer

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Welcome to the team!

Volunteering at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a truly worthwhile way to give a little of your time each week to help your local community. Our volunteer roles are carefully crafted to have a significant impact on the overall wellbeing of our patients.

As a part of our team, you'll experience a warm and welcoming atmosphere, surrounded by friendly individuals who are eager to welcome new volunteers into our teams.

Registration form for volunteers

Complete a registration form and post or email to us.

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Volunteering opportunities

Examples of our volunteering roles and current opportunities.

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Please complete and return your form to:

DMH Involvement and Vounteering Hub (Nottingham City)
Duncan MacMillan House
Porchester Road


Email: Volunteering@NottsHC.nhs.uk

If you would like this form in a different format or would like one sending to you, please contact us.


What do we look for in a volunteer?

We're looking for people who want to help us enhance the work of our paid colleagues and improve the experience provided to our patients, carers and families. 

We are ideally looking for people who:

  • Can commit to a minimum of six months with us upon commencement.
  • Have some experience, either through working, volunteering or personal, in the area that they would like to volunteer.
  • Have their own transport or would find it fairly easy to get to the location of their volunteering using public transport.


What Nottinghamshire Healthcare offers volunteers 


  • Supervision and support from a dedicated colleagues within the Involvement, Experience and Volunteering Team.
  • Induction to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Specific training for the role if applicable.
  • On-going updates and information.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses, mileage up to 30 miles round trip from usual home address to volunteering location.
  • References can be provided after six months of volunteering.
  • Health service discounts.


Training and Development

We offer support in completing the National Volunteer Certificate and offer further development and training opportunities that are available.

Click here to read more about the Volunteer Learning programme.



We’re proud of our community of volunteers that we support throughout Nottinghamshire Healthcare. They are integrated into colleague teams and within our services with patients and carers. Our Involvement Centres act as hubs for their work, training and events. We also offer an online NottsHC Volunteer Hub to further support and nurture our community of volunteers.



Here are the six steps to becoming a NottsHC volunteer:

1. Apply

Please complete the details on the registration form as fully as you can, this will help us to see whether one of our roles matches your requirements.


2. Come to an interview

If we think that we might match your requirements the role, we’ll invite you to an interview with our friendly team.


3. Complete the recruitment checks

We’ll guide you through the process of ID documents, health checks, references, disclosure and barring service (DBS) and occupational health clearance. These checks can be completed within a few weeks, providing you are able to supply the correct documentation and your referees respond promptly.


4. Complete Essential Training

First some mandatory e-learning which should be completed prior attending a half-day face-to-face session where you’ll get to meet other new volunteers. NottsHC Volunteer undertake the National Volunteering Certificate via Health Education. You will also be required to update your learning annually or three yearly as advised.


5. Attend induction

Our induction programme is in two parts. Core Trust Inductions are held once a month and are attended by volunteers and paid colleagues only. The induction programme provides all of the mandatory training volunteers must complete before they start their placement and is another great opportunity to meet your fellow volunteers and be welcomed into the team by staffcolleagues.


6. Ready to start

After induction, you’re ready to start, but you won’t be thrown in at the deep end! We’ll support you with a Placement Officer and will have access to support, training, supervision and other regular events to help you develop within your chosen role.


Click here if you have any questions or you need our help to apply. You will find information about how to contact us.



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