Frequently asked questions
Below are some of our common questions about volunteering. If you have a question which hasn’t been answered then please contact us.
How can I become a volunteer?
If you wish to become a volunteer please do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Minimum age of 16 – no upward age limit.
How much time do I have to give?
We ask that you will volunteer with us for approximately two hours per week, for a minimum of six months. This is mainly because recruitment is a very time consuming and resource intensive procedure but it also means that during this time you will have actually made a difference to our hospital with your help.
What skills and experience do I need?
This may depend on the role you wish to undertake but generally all we are looking for is someone who cares, is reliable and committed and wants to help our very busy staff which means our patients will also benefit.
Will I need to have an interview?
Once you have completed and returned your application form you will be contacted and asked to attend an informal interview at a mutually convenient date and time.
I am not a British Citizen, can I apply?
Yes, you can apply if you have a visa with the right to work in the UK. We may also ask you to provide a criminal record clearance certificate from your home country.
Do you offer work experience opportunities?
Volunteering does not offer work experience opportunities however these are available at SASH. Please refer to the link below to find out more.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
- Role specific training
- Travel expenses within a 10 mile radius – bus fares, train fares, or 40p per mile
- Free car parking
- Develop your skills or experience
- All volunteers are insured
- Meet new people and make friends