CNWL needs you - become a volunteer today
We are looking for people from across the community to help continue providing care to our services, support our service users, their carers, friends and family and our staff.
Our volunteer roles change regularly based on the needs of our services.
For a full list of roles, visit this page.
You will be an NHS volunteer and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff and volunteers to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of volunteering unless an exemption applies or you are doing a remote role.
Our Volunteer Policy sets out all you need to know about volunteering with us.
CNWL volunteers play an important role in complementing the work of our staff. Volunteering enables members of the local community to participate and gain valuable experience in our work, benefitting service users, carers, staff and the overall community.
Volunteering can have a positive impact on your mental and physical health and is a great way to meet like-minded people. Volunteering can also help you gain new skills and experience in different environments, roles and areas of work.
Volunteering at CNWL NHS Trust also enhances the services we provide and strengthens the relationship between services and communities, helping transforming patient and carer experience, and supporting our teams’ resilience.
There are some other tangible benefits to volunteering:
- You can get references after six months for future volunteering roles or employment
- Volunteers can be nominated for the Gem Awards, recognizing your hard work and dedication
- We cover the travel expenses you have incurred in your role and some light lunch expenses when you volunteer for more than four hours
We work with CNWL teams and services to develop roles that enhance and support our patient and staff experience, rather than doing a job. You will never be asked to do duties that are part of a paid role.
The link below will take you to a website with all current roles, where you can see more information about what each of them entails, including times and locations. If you decide to apply for one of them, you can do so from this online application portal.
It will take about 20 minutes to complete the application, and you will be able to save it, so you don’t need to finish it in one go. You will need to create an account before you are able to apply for any role.
Please follow this link to see a list of our current roles.
After you apply, one of our friendly team members will call you for an informal interview, explain more about the role and check it is a good fit for you.
Following this, we will need to carry out some checks and vetting, which involve a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service), reference checks and an Occupational Health assessment. The team is always available to help you and guide you through these steps.
You will also have to take part in some online training courses, accredited by Health Education England, as well as some other relevant training depending on your role.
CNWL NHS Trust has local arrangements in place with educational institutions, so their students can undertake professional placements and training. Please check with your educational institution as to whether they can facilitate this for you.
Outside of these arrangements, the Volunteer Service cannot facilitate placements or training directly. We cannot facilitate short-term work experience placements.