Our volunteers have an important part to play in the overall care provided and contribute by giving additional support in a wide variety of areas. Volunteering at Salisbury District Hospital can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience and this commitment and dedication is recognised and appreciated by the Trust Board.
"We have volunteers of all ages who provide invaluable help across a whole range of hospital services, whether this is individual support for our staff, patients and visitors on wards and in departments or through a number of voluntary organisations that work closely with our teams or raise additional funds to support the care we provide here at Salisbury District Hospital. We currently have over 670 volunteers who give around 1,900 hours a week of their free time. Their dedication and enthusiasm is truly amazing and I cannot thank them enough for the commitment and their contribution to our hospital, staff and patients. " says Peter Hill our Chief Executive.
Volunteers have a representative on the Council of Governors, the Volunteer Governor. This is unusual for NHS Trusts and shows how important volunteers are to the Trust. Volunteers are also encouraged to become members of the Trust.
All volunteers at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust are covered by insurance and are expected to agree to the Trust’s rules on patient confidentiality. They are also expected to abide by the Trust's Values and Behaviours.
If you are over 16, have a few spare hours every week and would like to be involved; please get in touch with our Voluntary Services Manager. You can download an application form here.
There is also a list of current vacancies which can be downloaded by clicking on the icon .
Our annual report and an attachment showing where volunteers are placed are also available.
More information about volunteering can be found on the FAQ page.