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At University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) we have a team of dedicated volunteers who help us at each of our hospitals:

  • Good Hope Hospital
  • Heartlands Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Our volunteers are part of the team and complement the work of our paid staff to enhance the experience of patients, carers, visitors and staff. They have a huge impact on our patient services, supporting staff by doing the little things that make a difference.

As well as the difference they make to others, our volunteers often comment on the positive impact being a volunteer has made on their lives. It has helped them to meet new friends, improve their self-confidence and motivation, whilst keeping them active and feeling that they have a valuable contribution to make that is greatly appreciated.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, a variety of different cultures, ethnicities and communities aged between 18 and 88.

Do you have what it takes to be a UHB volunteer and make a difference to patients?

To be a successful volunteer you have to want to volunteer for the right reasons, not because someone has told you to do it, or because you would like to use it to enhance personal development and experience.

Please note that the Voluntary Services team do not offer work experience, placements, shadowing or any clinical involvement. We have a separate team for this who can be contacted via email. They can provide advice and support for anyone considering a career in healthcare.

If you can make a regular commitment of your time to volunteer at UHB, please apply today via our online form.

Last reviewed: 12 February 2024