Volunteering

New volunteer applications

Please note that due to COVID-19 we only have limited volunteer roles available at this time.

Active volunteers at South Tees – coronavirus update

In light of the current COVID 19  situation we are following national guidance from Public Health England for all volunteers, if you fall into any of the categories below can you please adhere to the guidance and not attend for volunteering until further notice: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

  • People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

Please be assured that we will let you know when normal services resume.

If any of you require any help if you are self-isolating please do not hesitate to contact the therapeutic support team and we will help in any way we can.

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
  • Dragonfly volunteers
  • Friends of the Friarage volunteers
  • Holistic centre volunteers
  • Macmillan volunteers
  • Meet and greet 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.

Volunteers handbook