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Volunteering Opportunities 

Welcome to the Volunteer Service page at the Liverpool Women's Hospital. We hope you find the content useful and informative. Should you require additional support or information please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on 0151 702 4368 or email volunteers@lwh.nhs.uk.

Our office opening times are normally Monday to Friday (Excluding Bank Holidays), 8.30am to 4pm.

Please take a look at some of the opportunities listed below that we are currently recruiting for.

We look forward to hearing from and welcoming you to join our friendly, helpful team of volunteers.
The ‘V’ Team

  • Meet & Greet

      

    MEET AND GREET

    Can you spare 4 hours each week, are you enthusiastic, eager to help others, aged between 18 and 100+ and have good communication skills? Yes! Then we would love you to join our Volunteer Meet and Greet Service at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

    The Meet and Greet service core hours are: Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

    The majority of our volunteering opportunities are subject to medical clearance, DBS check and two references. The recruitment process can usually takes between 1-3 months to complete; therefore we would only consider applications from individuals who intend to volunteer for 6 months and longer.

    We have various volunteering opportunities that will suit the young and mature alike and welcome applications from people from all walks of life. We appreciate that some of you are considering employment in the Health Service or allied professions, and we aim to help people gain experience and insight into clinical areas working alongside support and clinical staff. Therefore every volunteer can request a transfer to a clinical area after completing 28 hours on Meet and Greet.

    First thing to do is attend a Group Informal Chat. At these group sessions we talk about volunteering at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, and what qualities and skills you could bring to enhance our patients’ and visitors’ journey, along with what you hope to gain from the experience. To book a place on a Group Informal Chat and for more information telephone us on 0151 702 4368, e-mail volunteers@lwh.nhs.uk or call in to see us, we’re in main reception, near to the cash machine.

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  • Volunteer Responder Role

    LWH specialises in the health of women and their babies. Our Hospital represents some of the most outstanding expertise and experience in this field.

    We are always looking for friendly confident and helpful people to join the volunteering service at LWH. We now have vacancies to become part of the Volunteer Responder team. As a Volunteer Responder you will engage with patients as part of a large multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and therapists. Although the role is non-clinical, you would have a key part to play in providing the hospital with additional resource for supporting and assisting with non-clinical tasks such as chatting to patients, distributing meals, making drinks and running errands for staff and patients.

    Here at LWH we put patients first and this new all-encompassing Volunteer Responder role ensures they have the best possible experience. Some of the duties include,

    • Check n Chat rounds (ward areas only) to identify patient need and offer support i.e. comfort, refreshments,
    • Monitor and action requests for help from within the centralised Volunteer Hub - deploy volunteers as necessary.
    • Befriending: spending time with patients who for example: Have few visitors; Are based in side rooms; Have cognitive impairments or suffering from delirium; Have post-operative restricted movement
    • Supporting patient’s during mealtime

     

    The type of personal qualities we are looking for include:

    • Being a good listener
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Demonstrate resilience and calmness
    • Being reliable and committed
    • Time to commit to the families at LWH

    Please consider joining our friendly team and make a difference to our patients and families.

    Candidates must be aged 18+ and available to complete the full training and induction programme.

    This role is subject to two suitable references, health clearance (including written evidence of immunity to Measles and Rubella), DBS disclosure and may involve working without supervision. We are only able to consider applications from candidates who can volunteer for a minimum of four hours per week for at least six months.

    To initiate the recruitment process, you will be required to attend one of our virtual (video-call) group informal chats via Microsoft Teams (link to join is emailed a week before the meeting). Please email gina.barr@lwh.nhs.uk to book a place on our next group informal chat. If you are unable to connect to Teams or require support please call 079711057445 for assistance.

     

Call us

0151 702 4368

Email us

volunteers@lwh.nhs.uk

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