Volunteering with West London NHS Trust


Support outstanding patient care in West London by joining your local NHS volunteering community. Build your skills, increase your understanding of the NHS and know you are making real impact on patient care – three incredible reasons to get involved.


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Volunteering Opportunities

Event Support Volunteer

Healthcare Support Worker Conference  - support onsite during a morning and/or afternoon

Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024

Location: The Stoop at Twickenham 

Address: The Stoop - Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX

Timings: 08:15 – 12:00  and/or 12:00 – 16:00 

Volunteers: up to 10 volunteers

Who will see the difference? Our amazing Healthcare Support Works working with West London NHS Trust

We are hosting a conference to recognise and reward our healthcare support workers, show them we care, and highlight the wide range of development opportunities and support with their health and wellbeing.  This is a real opportunity to make a difference to our great healthcare workers providing great care in a morning or afternoon. 

The volunteering activity

We will require support with;

•    Car park attendance 
•    Registration  
•    Supporting the bookings for our fun activities we are hosting in the afternoon (you are welcome to join these too if there are places available), i.e., Brush Party Event, Massage and Puppy Therapy.
•    Event stewarding
•    Clear down

Considerations

You are likely to be on your feet for significant periods of the day and some lifting and moving of equipment will be required.  Car park facilities are available at the site.

For any enquires regarding the volunteering activity please contact volunteers.hub@westlondon.nhs.uk or 07548142273

To apply complete our quick registration form and sign up to the activity via your volunteering profile to confirm your attendance.

Staff Activity Facilitator Volunteer - Trust wide

Staff Health and Wellbeing Activity Facilitation - customise your own one day volunteering opportunity!

Date: TBC with volunteer, from Jan 2024 onwards
Location: Ealing, West London
Address: Trust Headquarters, 1 Armstrong Way, UB24SD
Timings: TBC with volunteer
Who will see the difference? Our amazing healthcare staff across West London NHS Trust

Working in our busy NHS services can mean the pressure is on, leading to increased staff anxiety. Our healthcare workers may become too busy to make time for themselves and their own health and wellbeing. Sadly, this means some people may experience reduced morale, increased sickness and absence and even impact on their decision to remain part of the Trust team.

Spend some time with our healthcare workers offering valuable health and wellbeing activities to bring about the feel good factor at work.  This is a flexible and bespoke volunteering opportunity where you can create your own activities around your time, skills, confidence, hobbies and interests for what you’d like to offer and in line with the objectives of the project.  Whether it’s running a general activity such as making refreshments and socialising with group members or something very specific we would not have even dreamt of such as an afternoon ukulele session or a pastel pencil painting class, we want to hear from you!

The volunteering activity:

We will need support with;

-  Participating in a briefing meeting with the service to further explore your proposed activity in your volunteering application
- Clarify practical support needs from the team for the activity to take place e.g. venue, marketing materials
- Facilitate a staff wellbeing activity session for the proposed activity you’d like to offer
- Consider formal risk assessments with the support of your Trust point of contact for safe and effective delivery of activities

Considerations

Consider activities that fit the wider objective of the initiative, which is to support the health and wellbeing of staff. Previously, we have had monthly massage sessions, wellbeing craft sessions, and mindful walking sessions.

We are particularly interested in anything that can help the staff team unwind, relax, and have fun!

Next steps

For any enquires regarding the volunteering project please contact Deba Saikia, Health and Wellbeing and Staff Engagement Lead at deba.saikia@westlondon.nhs.uk  

In your volunteering application statement please include a brief indication of your proposed activity idea 

Check in and Chat Volunteer - Hounslow Respiratory Service

Could you help ensure our patients are waiting and living well in the community?

 - Volunteer role, expenses paid
- Location: Hounslow, West London
- An expected time commitment of once a week between 10am -4pm for at least 3 months for this role 

Telephone Check-In and Chat Volunteer (C19)

West London NHS Trust has recently taken over the delivery of Hounslow Community Respiratory Services since October 2023. As some patients have been on the waiting list for a long time, as a Check in and Chat Volunteer you will be at the heart of our patient relationships ensuring that while they are waiting they are living as well as possible in the community and we are up to date with their status, contact details and service support needs.

In return we will offer you:

An exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service that will make a real difference to local patient care 

• An induction, training, support and supervision in your role  

• Agreed and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses  

• An excellent opportunity to build on your skills and understanding of the NHS

If you could be a Check in and Chat Volunteer or would like more information, please contact West London NHS Trust Volunteer Services on:

07548142273

Applications are being considered for an informal volunteering interview as they come, apply now!

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Event Support Volunteer - Virtual Dementia Tour Bus

Virtual Dementia Tour Bus  - support onsite during a morning and/or afternoon

Tour bus gives Redditch care staff an insight into dementia - The ...

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2024

Location: West London NHS Trust Headquarters 

Address: 1 Armstrong Way, Southall, UB2 4SD

Timings: 09:30 – 13:30  and/or 13:00 – 17:00 

Volunteers: up to 4 volunteers

Who will see the difference? Our amazing staff working at the Older People’s Mental Health Service at West London NHS Trust.

We are hosting a unique Virtual Dementia Tour bus for our healthcare workers in the Older People’s Mental Health Service to experience what dementia might be like by using specialist equipment in a simulated environment. Offering a range of sensory tools, the bus has been designed to provide an insightful, virtual experience to people who do not live with the condition, so they can better understand how dementia impacts on thought processes, behaviours, and feelings among those they care for. This is a great opportunity for our team experience, as they will be using their experiences to make any necessary adjustments to help improve day to day care for our patients who are living with dementia. As Event Support Volunteer you will help ensure it all runs smoothly with a great experience for the team!

We will require support with;

•    Car park attendance 
•    Registration  
•    Event stewarding
•    Clear down in between sessions

Considerations

You are likely to be on your feet for significant periods of the day. Car park facilities are available at the site.

For any enquires regarding the volunteering activity please contact volunteers.hub@westlondon.nhs.uk or 07548142273

To apply complete our quick registration form and sign up to the activity via your volunteering profile to confirm your attendance.

 

 

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Micro-volunteering opportunities

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Event Support Volunteer 0 3/19/2024 3/19/2024
Event Support Volunteer - Virtual Dementia Tour Bus 2 3/20/2024 3/20/2024
Staff Activity Facilitator Volunteer - Trust Wide 1

About West London NHS Trust Volunteering

At West London NHS Trust, one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK, our volunteers are a range of incredible people working in partnership with our staff, contributing to outstanding patient care.

Be it making a difference to the wellbeing and retention of our great people providing great care, being at the heart of our vision for compassionate care by offering essential patient social engagement interactions at the right place and time or improving the efficiency and practice of our healthcare system with office volunteering support, the time our incredible volunteers give really does matter – helping us achieve our mission. 

Our volunteering roles are specially tailored, varied and flexible to the needs of our volunteers ensuring everyone can make the biggest difference to local healthcare.