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We are proud to have received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a voluntary service can receive in the UK and is a testament to all of our amazing volunteers, who give up their own time to enhance the experience of our children and young people and their families.
For more information about The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, click here.
Our volunteers have told us that giving their time is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience, allowing them to meet friends, gain new skills and contribute to the community.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend one of our recruitment sessions. These sessions will include all the information you need and also provide you with a chance to ask any questions, they will also include an informal small group interview. Please click on one of the links below to register for one of these sessions.
Please be advised, that in order to become an Alder Hey volunteer, you must be 16 years of age or older and only those volunteers aged 18 and over are able to support in clinical areas. We also require volunteers to commit to the volunteering role for a minimum of 6 months for 4 hours per week.
Volunteer Roles Include:
All our volunteers must complete the following recruitment process:
As a volunteer we will support you by providing all relevant training and offer additional sessions that may be of interest to you to enhance your role. We will provide free parking, travel expenses (£4.50 maximum per day), refreshment breaks and provide you with your volunteer uniform t-shirt for a £5 refundable deposit.
If you are looking for work experience within the trust, please direct your enquiries to email@example.com.
Volunteers complement the roles of paid staff, they do not replace them. Careful consideration has therefore been given to activities that volunteers undertake. Volunteers do not provide core services; instead they provide support which adds value to services and the roles of paid staff.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 228 4811 - Ext 3174/3175.
Everybody who volunteers at Alder Hey must read and comply with our Volunteer Agreement:
This Agreement is a means of highlighting our commitment to providing a rewarding and productive volunteering experience that is of mutual benefit to Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and you, the volunteer. It is not intended to be legally binding and does not create any contractual obligations.
This Agreement confirms your right of access to Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”) solely for the purposes of volunteering work on the terms set out below. This agreement does not give rise to an employment relationship between you and the Trust or to an employer and worker relationship or partnership between you and the Trust.
You are considered to be a legal visitor to Alder Hey Hospital. You are not entitled to any form of payment or paid benefit provided by the Trust to employees. If you are an existing NHS employee with another NHS organisation, you will remain accountable to your employer. Access to training and or educational programmes should be discussed with your Volunteering Services Manager/Head of Department and are subject to any policies and procedures within the Trust.
The Trust accepts no liability for loss by theft, fire or other means of personal property.
The Volunteer agrees to the following:
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