Hospital Volunteer

Hospital Volunteer – “Support for people we work with when they need it most”

Hospital Volunteers support the work of our Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) by providing crucial 1:1 support to patients at one of the region’s mental health hospitals.

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What is a Hospital Volunteer?

Hospital Volunteers support the work of our Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) by providing crucial 1:1 support to patients at one of the region’s mental health hospitals.

Download Hospital Volunteer profile.

What will I do?

You’ll be allocated a Community Meeting and a ward to attend at one of our local mental health sites (currently Fulbourn in Cambridge and Edith Cavell in Peterborough).

You’ll visit once a week for approximately an hour.

You’ll provide information about advocacy services and you may help patients who want to access one of our Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA).

You may speak to patients who need issues raising with ward staff, such as if they would like to see a doctor, or concerns about their medication.

At the end of the session the Volunteer Coordinator will call to check everything has gone ok.

You will write up notes and send these to the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Contact Us

If you think that the roles here, or on any of our other volunteering pages sound like something you might be interested in, please contact us on 01223 555838 or email tvcpvols@voiceability.org.

We’ll have a chat with you about your interests and skills and see what role might fit best.

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