Our volunteers are a vital part of the team, and help us deliver the highest standards of healthcare. We simply could not operate as well as we do without them.
The Trust has an active volunteering community which continues to grow significantly. We currently have more than 450 people who give their time freely to help patients, staff and visitors and give something back to their local community, and we run regular recruitment drives for prospective volunteers.
On average, each volunteer donates four hours of their time each week – a total of 104,400 hours each year! We welcome volunteers from all abilities, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs – and are keen to hear from prospective volunteers.
Volunteers provide an invaluable service through a variety of support services and activities and make a huge difference to the care that our patients receive.
Our volunteers offer a tremendous contribution in support of patients and staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital and at our community hospitals.
Volunteering at Bradford Teaching Hospitals allows us to do so much more, whether that’s providing extra care for patients or providing better support to our teams.
Some of the benefits of volunteering include:
- The ability to meet new people, make new friends, keep busy and do something rewarding and useful
- Giving something back to your local community
- The chance to learn new skills and gain experience in healthcare
- To help gain entry into university or college
- To have fun and gain life experience