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Thursday, 18 December 2014
Volunteering at Ipswich Hospital

“We would be lost without the fantastic contribution volunteers make on the wards, in the clinics, behind the scenes in departments, and welcoming people to the hospital. Our volunteers give their time and expertise to make life better for patients and staff.”

Ann Tate, Trust Chair


Our volunteers provide support to both staff and patients and are invaluable to us. We are very fortunate that more people than ever before would like to volunteer at our hospital.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we would welcome your application.

Our hospital volunteers need to:

  • be 16 years old or above;
  • have the right to work in the UK;
  • be happy to volunteer on a weekly basis and at an agreed time, for a minimum of six months;
  • be flexible about the volunteering placement; and
  • complete our volunteer application process. Click on the “Joining Us as a Volunteer” document at the bottom of this webpage to see the whole volunteer application process.

Please contact Voluntary Services on volunteers@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk or by calling 01473 704473 to find out more.

Alternatively, you can apply directly to roles for which we are actively recruiting. At the moment we are looking for:

  • Patient Experience Volunteers

Please click on the Patient Experience Volunteer Task Description PDF at the bottom of this webpage to find out more, and then please contact us at volunteers@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk or on 01473 704473 mentioning that you are interested in the Patient Experience role.

The deadline to apply for this volunteer position is Monday, 5 January 2015. Once we have received your expression of interest, the application process will be the same as for other applications, which you can view by clicking on the “Joining Us as a Volunteer” PDF at the bottom of this webpage.

You can also find out more about Hospital Radio Ipswich, one of the many volunteer opportunities available, via the Hospital Radio Ipswich website.

Related documents and links to further information