Current volunteering roles at Darent Valley Hospital include:

 

  • Ward Visitors help make patients’ time in hospital more comfortable by chatting, listening, reading and running errands.
  • Meet and Greet Volunteers are located at the main entrance or in other departments giving patients and visitors directions and escorting them.
  • Meal Assistant Volunteers assist patients with eating and drinking at mealtimes.
  • Chaplaincy Volunteers offer spiritual, religious, pastoral and practical support to patients of all beliefs. This is more of a listening and responding role rather than about religion or belief.
  • Caring Companions act as companions to unaccompanied adults in A&E. 
  • Dementia Buddy Volunteers are specially trained, have a good understanding of Dementia and know how to engage positively with Dementia patients.
  • Pets as Therapy Volunteers (need to be members of PAT) provide general company to patients on wards/departments who respond positively to pets.
  • Patient Feedback Volunteers promote and support the collection of patient feedback via the Friends and Family Test.
  • Clerical Volunteers help behind the scenes with filing, photocopying, packing envelopes and running errands.
  • Fundraising Volunteers help the Fundraising Department with the organisation of events, distribution of draw tickets, mail-shots etc. in line with the business of Valley Hospital Charity.
  • Valley Park Radio Volunteers either present or help behind the scenes to deliver live and pre-recorded radio shows to patients through the hospital radio station.

 

Current volunteering roles at Queen Mary's Hospital include:

  • Ward Visitors help make patients’ time in hospital more comfortable by chatting, listening, reading and running errands.