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

We’re committed to making volunteers part of our teams and we’re delighted you’re thinking about joining us. We need your valuable skills and experience so that we can go the extra mile for people who use our services. You can help us make a difference to the care we provide.

We’ve got a number of volunteer roles that all play part in making a difference to people’s lives by providing non-clinical support people who use our services and our staff teams. No matter what your background, there’s something for you.

By volunteering with us, you can give your community a voice in everything we do whilst building new friendships, improving your confidence and boosting your CV.

Our volunteer service is accredited by Investing in Volunteers, recognising the commitment we make and support we offer to everyone who volunteers with us.

We are partners of Thriving Kirklees, who also offer volunteer opportunities.

Watch our short video to find out more about our volunteers.

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

  • Gathering patient feedback
  • Front of house welcome
  • Helping at events and meetings
  • Making friends with people on the ward and out in the community
  • Creative activities
  • Use your lived experience to help others – Expert Patient Programme (EPP) or the Recovery College 
  • Help raise funds for the Trust EyUp! Charity
  • Volunteer at the Mental Health Museum
  • Chaplaincy roles or other faith based activity
  • Support back office functions

Who can volunteer?

We welcome anyone who can bring skills and life experiences, and encourage applications from people from all communities and backgrounds. If you’re over 16, you can volunteer with us. We also have volunteer opportunities for people from the age of 14, in these cases you’ll need parental/guardian consent.

Support and training

We’ll provide training to help you in your volunteer role, reimburse you for out of pocket expenses, and our staff will give you regular support.

How to apply

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, then we’ll contact you to chat through the next steps .


Phone: 01924 316426

Post: Volunteer services, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

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