Volunteering is an exciting opportunity to make a difference, give something back to your community and make new friends.

Our volunteers are a vital part of the STSFT team. They play an important part in the delivery or care and services and we know that their hard work and friendliness enhances the experience for our patients and visitors. Volunteers are not directly involved in patient care, but provide our patients and staff with a wide range of invaluable extra support.

We have a number of volunteer roles including:

  • Hospital navigator volunteers
  • Ward helper volunteers
  • Help and Advice Service volunteers
  • Chaplaincy volunteers
  • Macmillan Cancer Support Centre service volunteers


What do I need to do?

We ask that all our volunteers commit to at least one 2 hour shift per week for a minimum of six months. This helps us to really get to know you and for you to have the time to settle in and familiarise yourself with the Trust.

You don’t need any special experience or skills to be a volunteer, but you must be over 17 years of age, have good communications skills, be friendly and reliable and able to work by yourself and in a team.

If you think that volunteering might be for you we’d love you to join our team. We recruit our volunteers twice a year (usually in April and September) and all roles will be advertised on the NHS Jobs website.

Please note that applications must be made via NHS jobs. Our volunteering roles do not involve shadowing clinicians and are not a form of work experience. You can click on our Apprenticeships and work experience page for more information.