Have you ever fancied giving something back to your community and gaining experience of the NHS?

The Trust is always delighted to receive applications from people wishing to volunteer in any of our services across the county.

We recognise the important role which voluntary effort plays in complementing the work of our paid staff and encourages the input of individual volunteers and external organisations for the benefit of our patients and their carers and relatives.

The role of the volunteer is complementary to that of paid staff. We don't ask them to fill temporary or vacant positions nor ask them to carry out activities that would compromise a member of staff's career development or job satisfaction.

Although not employees, volunteers are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct and commitment to the Trust and the public that it serves and are expected to adhere to the main principles of our policies and procedures.

The Trust's Service Managers, with support from the Trust’s Human Resources department, lead on recruiting volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for in a particular service or a area of Hertfordshire please contact the service and ask to speak to the local manager.

The small print:

All volunteer applicants must be aged 16 years or over and in line with Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, to reduce the risk of exposure to violent and aggressive behaviour, the Trust cannot offer volunteering opportunities in clinical areas to anyone under the age of 18. There is no upper age limit. The Trust requires volunteers to pledge a minimum of six months commitment when joining.