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Be a Dental Complaints Service Panel Member
Be a Dental Complaints Service Panel Member
Local Dental Complaints Panels comprise one dentist and two laypersons. A layperson is a member of the public and anyone may volunteer, no dental knowledge is…...
Be a GP Patient Participation Group Member
Be a GP Patient Participation Group Member
GP Participation Groups consist of doctors, other health care professionals and members of the public. Volunteer to take part and have a say in the running of your…...
Be a Health Services Lay Assessor
Be a Health Services Lay Assessor
Health Service Lay Assessors volunteer from all walks of life. They represent the patients point of view on panels which also contain doctors and other health…...
Be a Local Advisory Health Council Member
Be a Local Advisory Health Council Member
Local Advisory Health Councils invite volunteers from the general public. You may be a patient, carer or someone interested in community issues. No medical background…...
Be a Voluntary Occupational Therapist Assistant
Be a Voluntary Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational therapists work with individuals to enable them to live as independently as possible. Volunteers assist them in practical tasks and work with patients. As…...
Become a Buddy Walker or Walk Leader
Become a Buddy Walker or Walk Leader
Walking is an accessible form of exercise that helps the heart, lungs and general fitness. Buddy walkers give motivation and companionship enabling vulnerable members…...
Becoming a Hospice Volunteer
Becoming a Hospice Volunteer
Hospices provide a caring environment for terminally ill patients and their families. Most hospices are charities and rely on volunteers. There are many roles…...
Carer Support Within Your Community
Carer Support Within Your Community
Volunteering in carer support involves supporting vulnerable members of society to lead independent lives in the community. Each role is different and guided by the…...
Helping Others Through Yoga and Pilates
Helping Others Through Yoga and Pilates
Can you use your yoga or Pilates skills to benefit others in your community? We suggest a few ways in which you can harness the power of yoga and Pilates to improve…...
How to Become a Ward Buddy
How to Become a Ward Buddy
A ward buddy volunteers in a hospital to assist nurses with practical tasks and to support patients. Tasks may include serving food, playing games or giving beauty…...
Taking Part in Hospital Radio
Taking Part in Hospital Radio
Hospital radio stations are charities which broadcast news, music, information and sport for hospital patients. Volunteers may collect requests, present shows or work…...
Volunteering For Telephone Helplines
Volunteering For Telephone Helplines
Volunteering for a telephone helpline requires good listening skills and an ability to put yourself in another person's place. You will provide emotional and sometimes…...
What is the Role of a Support Worker?
What is the Role of a Support Worker?
Volunteer support workers provide practical assistance to individuals in day centres and care homes. They assist professional staff to help people to live as…...
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