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Find out more about volunteering with Northumbria Healthcare

Monday, 06 September, 2021
Find out more about volunteering with Northumbria Healthcare

People in Northumberland and North Tyneside with a few hours to spare are being encouraged to find out more about volunteering at the area’s hospitals.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit more volunteers for its shops, meet and greet service and vaccination hubs at Wansbeck in Ashington, the Northumbria in Cramlington and North Tyneside General Hospital.

The Trust is holding an open day from 9.30am to 3pm on Wednesday, September 15 at Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Cramlington, for people to learn more and have a chat with the volunteering team. They will be located at the Asda entrance –https://www.manorwalks.co.uk/centre-map/

Lynn McCormack, operation service manager for volunteers, said: “We’d encourage anyone who’s interested in helping out at their local hospital to pop along and have an informal chat about the volunteering opportunities we have available.”

Shop volunteers would be required to carry out tasks such as serving tea, coffee and snacks, operating the till, dealing with customers and replenishing stock. Hours will be to suit and full training will be given.

Money raised in the shop goes towards improving the hospital environment, buying specialist equipment and providing the little extras which make a real difference to the experience of patients.

Northumbria Healthcare has more than 400 volunteers across its sites as part of its Hospital Volunteer Service (NVS), who carry out a range of roles, including assisting patients at mealtimes and facilitating ward activities.

If you are interested in volunteering but are unable to attend the open day or would like to find out more, contact the volunteer team on 0191 203 1511 or email volunteers@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk


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