Volunteers come from all walks of life and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Commitment, reliability, common sense and flexibility are just some of the qualities which are needed to make a worthwhile and positive contribution. With a variety of roles across all different teams, we have something to suit everyone.
Some, but not all roles which volunteers carry out, will bring them into direct contact with patients or their families. Satisfaction in volunteering is all about matching skills, interest, passions and personality with available opportunities, so please have a look at our current vacancies at the bottom of the page.
If you have a specific skill or experience that you would like to offer to one of the teams but not included in the current vacancies, please do get in touch as there may be a project that requires specialist skills and knowledge you can help with.
There are many reasons why people choose to get involved. These are just a few:
The response given by most of our volunteers about why they do it is quite simply because they find it enjoyable and rewarding, knowing they are making a difference.
For roles in our retail or fundraising teams, we accept volunteer applications from anyone aged 16+.
For patient facing roles, we can only accept volunteer applications from anyone aged 18+
There is no upper age limit for joining our volunteer team.
St Helena volunteers are eligible to enrol in our Skills Pathway, an evidence based learning program which demonstrates that a volunteer has attained certain skills, experience and knowledge within their volunteer role for which they receive a certificate at the end of 12 months. The Skills Pathway is not an accreditation or qualification, but has many benefits which can boost your CV.
Some of the benefits of obtaining the Skills Pathway certificate are:
If you would like more information or are an existing volunteer looking to sign up please contact volunteer services team on 01206 931 466 or email@example.com
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