Volunteering

Volunteers play a really important part in the NHS and volunteers at our Trust are no different.

Volunteers are individuals who give up their time freely to support our services, staff and service users. They make an enormous difference to people’s experiences and support the Trust to deliver our mission and live our values.

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Our volunteers carry out a number of different roles – in the community and in our clinical settings. From mentoring, befriending or offering peer support to co-producing educational courses at the Trust’s Recovery College or promoting healthy lifestyle messages at a local public event, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available for you.

Volunteering with us is an opportunity for you to build new skills, meet other people and gain new experiences. If you’re looking to give something back or looking for a way to be more involved in the development of local NHS services in your area – taking on a volunteer placement may be just what you’re looking for.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a volunteer at the Trust, please let us know by completing the enquiry form below. The form gives you the chance to tell us more about the volunteer placements you’re interested in doing – but if you’re not sure yet what type of activities you’d like to be involved in – that’s not a problem as we’ll go through all the options available to you.

Once you’ve sent the enquiry form, a volunteer co-ordinator will be in touch to go through what happens next and talk about the volunteer opportunities available now. Please note that only those over 16 years of age will be able to take up a volunteer role with our Trust.

To give you an idea about some of the volunteer opportunities available at the Trust now – we’ve listed some roles here. This is not a definitive list of the volunteer opportunities we currently have – but is intended to give you an idea of the type of activity you might want to get involved with.

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Volunteer opportunities:

  • 15 steps co-ordinator
  • Expert Patient Programme (EPP) volunteer
  • Health champion
  • Befriender champion
  • Recovery college volunteer trainer
  • Allotment volunteer
  • Public relations volunteer
  • Social media volunteer
  • Learning support assistant volunteer
  • Museum front of house volunteer
  • Library volunteer

To find out more about any of these opportunities contact volunteer services or complete the enquiry form below and a member of the team will get back to you.

Contact volunteer services

Tel: 01924 327460
Email: volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk
Address: Volunteer Services, Oasis Centre, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield  WF1 3SP

From Tuesday 30 May, we will be based at Block 6, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield  WF1 3SP. More details to follow.

Please note: we cannot take on volunteers who are under 16 years of age. By submitting this electronic form you are confirming that you are over 16.

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Page last updated on May 16th, 2017