Volunteering Opportunities in Dorset


Thank you for your interest in supporting your local NHS.  

Volunteering is a beneficial activity and great for your sense of wellbeing. It’s a good way to meet people, learn new skills and give something back.

If you have time to spare or are looking for a career in healthcare, volunteering can be very rewarding and you'll gain invaluable experience within the NHS.

Take a look at some of our featured roles

From these pages, you'll be able to search and apply for many different types of volunteering roles from across our hospitals and community health services within Dorset.


Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

For queries relating to volunteer roles available for Dorset County Hospital which is based in Dorchester, please contact:



Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare covers our community hospitals, community health services & mental health services across Dorset.  For queries relating to volunteer roles available with Dorset HealthCare please contact:



University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

UHD covers the main hospitals within the areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.  For queries relating to volunteer roles with UHD, please contact:



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Featured Activities

About our volunteering portal

The three NHS foundation trusts in Dorset have teamed up to bring you this portal. 

We feel this is a great way to work together to showcase how you can support one or more of your local NHS health services or hospitals where you will really make a difference through volunteering with us.

Our partnership working agreement will make it easier for local NHS volunteers to help out across our Dorset-based services, as once recruited and approved by one of our hospitals, volunteers will find it easier to offer their support across a range of NHS settings within Dorset.