Young Person Programme - Ward Helper Volunteer

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2 hours per week, Monday - Friday
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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9999 Honorary Contracts
31/05/2017 23:59



If you are aged 16-19 and in full time education, why not join the Young Person’s Programme (YPP) Volunteering team.

Volunteering is about making a difference for patients. Volunteers play a vital role as part of the team contributing to the well-being of our patients and visitors. YPP volunteers are allocated to the wards where they provide assistance with the evening meals and give encouragement to our frailer patients. They also engage with our patients who are lonely, isolated or anxious and give them the opportunity to communicate.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate a clear motivation for volunteering and a genuine interest in helping others and who also embrace our Trust values of Together - Safe, Kind and Excellent.
Please read our web pages before applying.
Click here for information about Volunteering

Our next Cohort is due to start on 4th September 2017 and will run for 15 weeks ending on Friday 15th December 2017. Applications are welcomed between 2nd May 2017 & 31st May 2017 via the apply now button below.

The volunteering duty is two hours per week, 4.30pm until 6.30pm on a weekday (Monday to Friday).

If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to attend an assessment event of which there are two available dates; The first being Tuesday 27th June 2017 and the second on Thursday 29th June 2017, normally run from 4pm – 6:30pm.

Please note: If you are successful and offered a place on the Young Person's Programme, mandatory attendance is required at the welcome and induction event being held on Wednesday 30th August 2017.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Voluntary Services - 01223 586616

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217 038