The young hospital volunteers making a difference to patients

Royal Free Charity, Young Volunteer Programme offers a selection of roles for younger people, whether they want to pursue a career in healthcareor want to give back to their local hospital.  They currently have 250 young volunteers split between the Royal Free (150) and Barnet & Chase Farm (100) hospitals.

There are 4 main volunteering roles for young people aged 16-25:

  • Human sat nav – guiding patients to appointments
  • Ward assistant – playing game and activities, chatting with patients, serving tea and coffee
  • Taking round the book trolley and art trolley services (also doing arts & crafts with patients)
  • Beauty therapy service – nail painting, hand massages, make up, hair

Volunteers who’ve been helping for several months can also be dementia companions.

Contact: Jenny Todd, Head of Volunteering, Royal Free Charity - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 0207 830 2306 ext. 36460 or Emma Defoe, Young Volunteer Programme Manager, Royal Free Charity - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 020 8216 4108 ext: 64108

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