Therapeutic support volunteers @ South Tees

Under the umbrella of Therapeutic Support @ South Tees, we have over 500 volunteers providing support within the organisation. Volunteers within this team include:

  • Administration volunteers
  • Chaplaincy volunteers
  • Friends of the Friarage volunteers
  • Holistic centre volunteers
  • Macmillan volunteers
  • Neonatal volunteers
  • Pharmacy volunteers
  • Therapeutic care volunteers (TCVs)
  • Wayfinder volunteers

All volunteers are recruited, inducted and supported by our therapeutic care support administration team during their volunteer experience. This service allows volunteers to feel valued and supported within their roles and ensures that safe practice is being maintained throughout the voluntary services.

Why do people volunteer in the hospital?

  • To give something back to the trust after previous hospital experience as a patient/carer or relative which impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  • It makes a difference to the lives of others
  • Provide support and help for others
  • To feel valued and to be part of a team
  • To spend quality time away from your everyday life
  • It helps to gain confidence and improve self-esteem
  • To gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • To help develop existing skills and knowledgeMacmillan Centre
  • To meet new people and make new friends within a friendly community
  • A chance to socialise

Volunteering is a valuable means to supporting career development for those hoping to gain valuable experience in order to pursue a career in health.