Volunteering

Are you passionate about supporting local hospitals and improving patient care? 

Our volunteers help us do more for the patients we support – giving their time and efforts to help us reach more people.

They play a crucial role in all that we do.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to support our big agenda to continually improve health care services in north east London - one of the most diverse and deprived communities in the UK. 

You would play a vital role in advocating for the work we carry across hospitals we support and local communities - and we need you! You could take on all or some of the roles we have on offer such as:

  • building relationships with ward staff and explain how the Charity can help them
  • maintaining promotional materials around the hospital
  • supporting fundraising events and participants
  • helping run Barts Charity information stands
  • giving presentations about the Charity’s work

 Click here to read a more detailed description of the volunteer role or if you have any questions please get in touch with Simon on 020 7618 1730, or:

Email Simon
Two Barts Charity volunteers at an event

Frequently asked questions about volunteering

  • Will I need references?

Yes – they help us confirm your identity and build up a better understanding of you and your suitability for roles. We’ll ask for references for all roles and ask you to supply this information on your application form.

  • What support will I get?

You’ll have a full induction with us, as well as training and support to help you feel confident in the role. We’re also always here for any questions and support throughout your volunteering for us.

  • Will I have contact with patients?

Our roles don’t have direct contact with patients. However, if the role is based in one of the hospitals we support, you’ll see and sometimes interact with patients and their families. You should therefore be comfortable in a medical environment, sensitive to the feelings of patients, and aware of the working demands of staff.

You can see more answers to frequently asked questions:

Download our volunteering FAQs (pdf)

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What we do

We support patients in the hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust, funding research, equipment and community projects.

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