We have around 850 volunteers who tirelessly and generously give their time to services for patients and visitors. They perform a range of important roles, from ‘meeting and greeting’ patients and visitors at our hospital entrances to going around the wards with the sweet trolley. They may also help out with patients on the ward, providing assistance at mealtimes to those patients who need it and talking to stroke patients to aid their recovery by helping them practice and gain confidence.

If you’re interested in joining us as a volunteer you will need to complete an application form and provide two references. Once we have your form we may contact you to attend an interview. If successful, you will need to undertake occupational health clearance and a Disclosure and Barring Service check which we will arrange. Please note that this process can sometimes take up to 2 months. 

We’d love to hear from you - just download and fill in this volunteer application to apply.

If you need more information please contact Lynn McCormack on 0191 2031511 / volunteers@northumbria.nhs.uk.


Your time is valuable

Our volunteers have an important role in keeping our hospitals running smoothly and making sure our patients and visitors are happy. 

For more information on volunteering please contact Lynn McCormack, Volunteer and Charity Development Officer, on 0191 2031352.