FAQs

Our volunteering vacancies change regularly. If you are aged 18 or over please look at our current opportunities pages here.

If you are aged between 16 and 19 and in full time education, please click here.

 This can vary according to the time taken for references to be returned and other checks.  As a guide, the process can take a few weeks.   

We’re looking for motivated people who are willing to join the team and make a difference for patients. Our volunteer team members have a diverse range of skills and experience but share a common goal – improving our patients’ experience and assisting visitors and carers. We look for good communication skills, reliability and a positive attitude.

Yes – but it is a short, informal interview so please don’t let this put you off. For details of our volunteers recruitment process, see here.

We ask that you commit to a minimum of three hours once a week for a minimum of six months. People on the Young Person’s Programme commit to two hours a week for a minimum of 15 weeks.

We offer a range of training opportunities to enable our volunteers to fulfil their roles with confidence and competence.

If you are aged between 16 and 19 and in full time education, please apply to our Young Person’s Programme (YPP) here.  If you are over 19 or not in full-time education, please look at our current opportunities page here.

We are always looking for motivated people and encourage applications from all sections of our community.

With the exception of the Young Person’s Programme we do need volunteers to be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteering.   However, there are a number of valuable volunteering opportunities available locally. Please see Cambridge CVS and Do-it.org.

Completing an application form is the start of the recruitment process. We look at the detail provided and do our best to match your requirements with a suitable opportunity.

The Trust will undertake employment checks on anyone working, paid or unpaid, in order to protect our patients.

We undertake occupational health checks to establish that you are fit to undertake the role you are volunteering for and to identify if any modifications are required to assist you to undertake the role.

 We will ask for a character reference as well as a personal statement.

The majority of our contact will be through email, so please do keep checking your emails.  Please ensure you have your own email address and not a shared one.

 

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