Volunteer befriending at Rampton Hospital

by | 3 August 2018 | Gainsborough, Notice, Retford, Worksop

Rampton Hospital seeks to recruit enthusiastic people to become volunteers as become part of its Befriending Scheme. The scheme ensures that those of the Hospital’s patients who would otherwise have little or no contact with friends or family, receive regular visits from someone who can spare time to chat, listen and just be a friendly face.

There are three requirements for willing volunteers; that they are over the age of 21 years, are able to commit up to two hours per month to patient visits and that they complete a three-day training course which takes place at the hospital. Applications from people from all backgrounds and ethnicities who have a wide range of interests, who are patient and open minded, good humoured, good communicators and good listeners are welcome.

All volunteers have to attend three training days at the hospital, to enable them to join the volunteer befrienders’ scheme and you will also need to complete a DBS (CRB) check. In addition, two satisfactory references will be sought.
All volunteers will have ongoing support from the Volunteer Service Staff throughout their time of being a Volunteer Befriender. Personal mileage and public transport fares are reimbursed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Jo Padley, Volunteer Coordinator, by calling 01777 247539 or emailing: jo-anne.padley@nottshc.nhs.uk.