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 on the role description.

 

Contact

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: elft.volunteerenq@nhs.net 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 elft.placements@nhs.net.  

 

Current volunteer opportunities

 

LONDON

 

Ad hoc Events Volunteers - Annual Members Meeting- Central London

To help at ELFT Annual Members Meeting and Council of Governors General Meeting. Meet and Greet. To be proactive as a contact point welcoming people to the event and during. To also help at future Trust events.  Must be available for training Friday 21st September or before.  Please see role description and application form below. 

Volunteer Role Description- AMM Events Volunteer.docx;    VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM.docx

 

Occupational Therapy Support Volunteers- Newham

To support Occupational Therapists in a range of recovery-focused, socially inclusive activities for in-patient service users.  Activities take place in an off-ward, group setting or individually with patients on the wards.  Please see role description and application form below. 

Volunteer Role Description Volunteer OT Support.docx;     VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM.docx

 

BEDFORDSHIRE AND LUTON 

Please keep an eye on the website for further developments on volunteer opportunities in Bedfordshire and Luton! 

 

 

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