Partners' News: Fancy volunteering?

Friday 17th January 2020

Partners' News: Fancy volunteering?

Do you have baking skills to rival Mary Berry? Fancy driving patients to appointments? Or helping to man a reception?  These are just a few jobs dedicated volunteers carry out at a local health trust.

Now staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are on the hunt for more volunteers in Doncaster to get involved and help support patients.

Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they wish and are needed to support baking, crafts, gardening and musical activities, including dancing – so if you have the skills or can get people up on their feet to join in an activity, they would love to hear from you.

St John’s Hospice in Doncaster, also part of RDaSH, needs volunteers for a range of roles including driving and reception duties.

Interested? If so, from February 5 our volunteering staff will be taking part in a monthly recruitment drive in the WellBean Coffee Lounge, Tickhill Road Hospital, Tickhill Road Site, off Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster.

Carol Bowyer, RDaSH Voluntary Services Manager, said:” Are you considering a career in Mental Health Services and would like to gain some work experience?  If so, this would be an excellent opportunity for you. Or do you have spare time and would like to volunteer with us? We’ve a number of varied volunteering roles available.”

Lindsey Richards, who manages volunteers at St John’s Hospice, added: “Did you know that helping others and volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of volunteers, helping them to gain new skills and to boost self-esteem. We really value our volunteers – they’re fabulous. Why not come and join them?”

Anyone who would like more information but can’t make the events can email rdash.involvement@nhs.net

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