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

Assembler Volunteer

 Assembler Volunteer - make a difference in half a day

Date:  Tuesday 25th June and/or Thursday 27th June 2024

Location: West London NHS Trust Headquarters 

Address: 1 Armstrong Way, Southall, UB2 4SD

Timings: From 9am to 3pm

Volunteers: up to 12 volunteers

Who will see the difference? Our new healthcare staff joining West London NHS Trust

West London NHS Trust is expanding and we have over 700 new staff joining as part of a transfer of a new community healthcare service in Hounslow from July. We will be organising welcome moments for our new staff and need the help of volunteers to organise approximately 800  amazing goodie welcome bags made up of  pens, bears, mugs, chocolates etc. These will be presented to the new staff during their induction day on 1st July to help them feel at home in their new workplace. 

The volunteering activity:

We need the support of volunteers to:

  • Collect and open boxes from storage containing goodies.
  • Fill goodie bags with a pre-determined selection of items
  • Arrange finished goodie bags in a box
  • Move finished goodie backs back into the storage area

 

Considerations

There will be a break and refreshments in between. This role will require some small amounts of lifting and moving of items and training will be given on how to do this safely.

Next steps

For any enquires regarding the volunteering activity please contact Deba.Saikia@westlondon.nhs.uk. For general enquires about volunteering with West London NHS Trust please email volunteers.hub@westlondon.nhs.uk 

To apply complete our quick online form and sign up to the activity via your volunteering profile (opportunities tab) to confirm your attendance. 

On behalf of West London NHS Trust -  thank you for volunteering!

Event Support Volunteer - Nursing Conference

Nursing Conference  - support onsite during a morning and/or afternoon

Date: Thursday 27th June 2024

Location: The Stoop at Twickenham 

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

Timings: 08:15 – 12:30  and/or 12:30 – 17:00 

Volunteers: up to 6 volunteers

Who will see the difference? Our amazing nurses working with West London NHS Trust

We are hosting a conference to celebrate collaboration in nursing. On this day we will be celebrating our achievements as nurses, reflecting on the power of collaboration and building on best practice to shape the future of nursing at the Trust.  This is a real opportunity to make a difference to our great nurses providing great care in a morning and/or afternoon volunteering shift. 

The volunteering activity

We will require support with;

•    Car park attendance 
•    Registration  
•    Supporting event stewarding (including supporting raffle ticket sales for our West London NHS Trust charity)
•    Set up/clear down of tables at the start and end of the event

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 Sue.Hiscocks@westlondon.nhs.uk 

To speak to Volunteer Services about general information about volunteering with West London NHS Trust please contact volunteers.hub@westlondon.nhs.uk 

To sign up please complete our quick registration form and sign up to the activity via your volunteering profile (opportunities tab) to confirm your attendance.

Staff Activity Facilitator Volunteer - Trust wide

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

This is a bespoke volunteering role! In your volunteering application please provide a brief outline of your proposed volunteering activity, without this your application cannot be considered. Please download an example brief below

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  

This is a bespoke volunteering role! In your volunteering application please provide a brief outline of your proposed volunteering activity, without this your application cannot be considered. Please download an example brief below

Download: Example bespoke volunteering activity proposal from a volunteer

Appointment Reminder Volunteer

Could you help us reduce our patient non-attendance rates so that their care is not delayed?

 There is an expected minimum commitment of once a week for at least 6 months. 
- Volunteer role, expenses paid
- Location: Ealing, Hounslow or Hammersmith & Fulham (West London)

Our Community and Recovery Mental Health Services work across Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham offer a range of mental health services. As an Appointment Reminder Volunteer you will be volunteering alongside our Health Centre Administration staff by calling patients to remind them of their appointments.

When patients miss appointments, it delays their care. You will provide essential support to our patients by helping them prepare for their appointments and help the team understand why a patient might not be able to make an appointment and support them to find a solution so they can come. You could help them arrange a translator, change the date of their slot or advise on public transport. You’ll be making a massive difference to a patients’ experience and help us reach more people who need our help.

In return we will offer you:

• An exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service that will make a real difference to our 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 Appointment Reminder Volunteer or would like more information, please contact West London NHS Trust Volunteer Services on:

07548142273

Closing date for applications:  Monday 1st July 2024 

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Assembler Volunteer 2 6/25/2024 6/27/2024
Event Support Volunteer - Annual Nursing Conference 2024 0 6/27/2024 6/27/2024

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.