The volunteer programme within East London NHS Foundation Trust has been in existence since 2011 and is looking to increase the range of volunteering roles within mental health and community health.

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills and experience to support your career aspirations and to do something meaningful and interesting in your free time to help others.  Most volunteers must be over 18 years of age. However there will be some exceptions where roles will become available for under 18's to apply for, this will be stipulated in the role description. 

Please note volunteers do not replace existing paid workers roles but they complement and support the work that existing staff do across the Trust. 

Training and checks for Volunteer Roles

Full training is provided and DBS plus reference checks are carried out for each volunteer role. Certificates of attendance for training and references can be supplied, and travel expenses are paid. 

For all of our volunteering opportunities, you will need to undergo a compulsory training programme. There is also some additional training for certain roles. Details of any additional requirements will be shown in the role description.


If you are interested in volunteering opportunities within the Trust, please apply below stating clearly which role you are applying for. 

Contact Marie-Michelle Mousse, Volunteer Coordinator by email: or 020 7655 4019 with any further questions you may have.  If you have enquiry's about clinical placements for example with the psychology department please email  

Current volunteer opportunities


Volunteer Young People Cycle Programme Facilitator- Hackney 

We are looking for people who are competent at using bicycles to help young people (YP) who have emotional and mental health difficulties to attend a cycle programme at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, over the summer period.  Lots of training provided

Please see details below and how to apply:

Ward Activities Volunteer - Newham

We are looking for 2 volunteers to help on a psychiatric ward age 65 years and over who have dementia with complex holistic needs.  To offer 1:1 and group activities to service users on the ward and to be able to speak with visitors and carers.

Please see the details below and apply:


Volunteer Activities Facilitator and Activities Gardening Facilitator- Bedford 
We are looking for enthusiastic and personable volunteers to spend time weekly on our friendly older adult inpatient ward at Fountains Court.  The role will involve organising and holding activities around puzzles, quizzes, colouring, games etc. Plus one role will require somebody who has gardening skills to help support service users, with gardening. 

Please see details below and how to apply:

Volunteer Community Mindful Yoga group Meet & Greet - Leighton Buzzard 
An exciting opportunity has come up for a meet & greet volunteer to support the yoga instructor in the delivery of yoga promoting social inclusion.

Please see the details below and how to apply:

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