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The Vale Community Hospital

Become a Volunteer

For members and supporters, there are a range of opportunities to volunteer and help the hospital.  You may wish to offer to assist with fund raising and this is always welcome.  You may wish to assist in the hospital but obviously this is at the discretion of the hospital manager. Complete the Volunteer Application Form and you will be contacted by our membership secretary.

Assisting with Fund Raising

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You may decide to assist with fund raising and there are many opportunities to do this.  The League of Friends organise coffee mornings on a regular basis.  Help is appreciated in serving refreshments or in selling bric-a-brac, books, cakes, plants, etc.  Donations of cakes, books, bric-a-brac, plants or your crafts are always welcome and help boost funds at these events.

We regularly organise other events, where you may wish to assist in selling tickets, printing and distributing posters or donating a raffle prize.  We always welcome your support by attending yourselves and bringing other family members.

The League of Friends organise the shop in the waiting area and take a book trolley to the wards. We are always seeking volunteers to assist with this. From November volunteers man the shop for the sale of Christmas cards and small gifts

Assisting in the Hospital

Volunteers are needed to assist in the hospital in a range of capacities.

A visitor makes a difference to a patients' day and some patients may need somebody to talk to.  The local clergy come in regularly.  Talking and listening could be a big part of the volunteers' role.

Staff welcome volunteers who can assist at mealtimes or in serving refreshments. This should always be as guided by the nursing staff.

Clerical/Administrative duties: The hospital has excellent reception staff from 8 am to 5 pm, but with the minor injury unit open until 8 pm, volunteers may be able to assist in manning the reception from 5 to 8 pm. Helping with patient surveys - how was your stay? etc., is also welcomed.

To help in the hospital, references will be required, as they are for all those working in the hospital and you will need to satisfy CRB checks.  Training would be arranged by the hospital manager but infection control and manual handling would be important for all volunteers.  This would be free of charge and where possible arranged at the hospital.

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