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Volunteering with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Our amazing volunteers play a huge part in supporting the delivery of care to the many people who use our services. We have a variety of roles and you can play a very important part by helping us enhance the quality of care to our patients and by supporting our staff.

One volunteer smiling
Volunteer, Michael Dabner
Two of our volunteers standing together.
Volunteers, Stephanie Hamer and Ian Ghaleb

Am I eligible to volunteer?

  • are you aged 18 years or over? Please note there are some roles available for 16–17 year olds and each advert will advise of this
  • are you able to volunteer regularly on an agreed weekly 1–4 hour shift for a minimum of 6 months? Please note that we cannot offer any short-term work experience placements
  • do you have the right to work in the UK?

If your answer is 'Yes' to all these questions, we would love to hear from you.

How do I become a volunteer?

  • you will need to complete an application form and participate in an informal interview with one of our friendly Voluntary Services Managers
  • as part of your application, you will need to have three pieces of ID to show us that you meet NHS recruitment requirements. View our ID checklist for reference
  • we will organise a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) for you, free of charge after interview
  • you will need to compete an occupational health questionnaire
  • you will need to provide the names and contact details of two individuals that we can contact for suitable references
  • you will need to complete our user-friendly training to prepare you for your volunteering role

Volunteer resources

Explore our resources including our privacy policy and volunteer agreement.

Want to know more?

You can search by postcode or town to find the current roles available within your area. All roles say if they are suitable for 16–17-year-olds.

Contact the Voluntary Service Team

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Phone: 01273 242 292

Living Well Programme Volunteer Tutors

Help us to deliver the Living Well Programme, a 6-week self-management course for adults living with any long-term health conditions.

Page last reviewed: 08 March 2024
Next review due: 08 September 2024