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Volunteer with your local NHS this winter

Date: 22 September 2022

We are grateful that so many people support our NHS, but as we move into winter, we are looking for more wonderful volunteers to step forward and help support staff and patients in our hospitals across Sussex.

If you are empathetic and reliable, with an ability to listen and observe while showing initiative and attention to detail then we’d love for you to join our teams of Community Connect volunteers at your local community hospital.

Volunteers play a huge part in supporting the delivery of care in our hospitals. We are looking for people to join us as volunteer ward helpers as they make a real difference to the care we provide, especially over the winter months when our staff are at their busiest.

Our patient’s wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us, and you will support their care through conversations, activities and games.

Most volunteering takes place seven days a week and shift last two to three hours. We do ask for a commitment of six months although there may be other opportunities to volunteer for a shorter period subject to availability.

Community Connect Volunteering is brilliant if you:

  • enjoy helping others and want to play a role in improving patient experience
  • want to give something back to the NHS after you or a family member have been treated here
  • want to contribute to your local community
  • want to use the role to demonstrate your existing skills and further your personal development
  • want to put to good use the skills and experience you have gained over your lifetime
  • are thinking about career choices and are thinking of joining the health and social care sector
  • would like to build your confidence, learn new skills, and make new friends

We need volunteers to help us at:

  • Crawley Hospital
  • Kleinwort Hospital, Haywards Heath
  • Horsham Hospital
  • Arundel and District Community Hospital
  • Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital
  • Zachary Merton Hospital, Rustington
  • Crowborough War Memorial Hospital
  • Lewes Victoria Hospital
  • Uckfield Community Hospital
  • Brighton Intermediate Care Unit.

To find out more about volunteering for us visit our Volunteers page or fill in our application form.

If you have any questions please contact sc-tr.voluntary-services@nhs.net or call 01273 696011, extension 8388.