Our volunteers help us do more for the patients we support – giving their time and efforts to help us reach more people.
Minutes, hours, days, months – however much time you can give, you’ll be doing something extraordinary.
When volunteering for us, you’ll learn new skills, meet people, add to your CV, and of course make a crucial difference to our work helping patients.
Have a look at our available opportunities in the box, or please contact Simon with any queries.
Volunteering for us
Whether you’re an individual hoping to gain experience or a local business looking to make a difference to your community, you can give time to us.
If you're looking for an individual role, our available opportunities are in the box on this page.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about volunteering for us, please get in touch with Simon on 020 7618 1730, or:Email Simon
"I started volunteering with Barts Charity in early 2016.
"My boyfriend Dave trained as a radiotherapist at St Bartholomew's Hospital and had just got a job there when he was involved in an RTC in Farringdon. The trauma team at the Royal London did everything they could to help him, so I wanted to do something to help in return.
"My role is mainly based in St Bartholomew's Hospital, and involves distributing the charity's leaflets and magazines in waiting areas and wards, and being a "friendly face" for the staff to keep them updated about what the charity is doing and how they can fundraise and apply for grants. In addition, I help out with bake sales and other events both within and outside the hospitals.
"Volunteering has been an great way to meet lots of lovely people, an enjoyable weekly break from my studies, and helped me to feel like I contribute to the great work of the trust in some small way."
Sophie is a student at QMUL who volunteered for us during a 10-week spell at the end of 2016.
She primarily worked to promote our Transformation concert – across social media, our website, and other channels.
Sophie also worked with our Marketing and Communications team on a variety of projects including the charity magazine (pictured).
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)