Hospital on the look out for voluntary workers

Scarborough Hospital
Scarborough Hospital

A volunteer appeal is being launched at Scarborough Hospital to find people willing to spare a few hours a week to help improve the patient stays.

People are being sought for a range of duties including two new dining companion roles of dining, to help patients at mealtimes, and volunteer visitors.

Amy Messenger, volunteer and work experience service manager at the hospital, said: “Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for people to give back to their local hospital and to help make a difference to patients and staff. As well as providing valuable support there are also real benefits to the volunteers. It can help individuals increase their self esteem and confidence, give them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills, and can help them to meet new people and make new friends.”

A volunteer open event is being held on Thursday, August 9 between 10.00am and 12.30pm where people can come along and find out more about volunteering at their local hospital. Staff will be available to talk about the roles on offer, how to apply and the benefits of volunteering. Roles are available at both Scarborough and Bridlington.

Amy continued: “The Trust is extremely grateful for all the support we receive from our volunteers and we look forward to welcoming anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering to our event.”

The event is being held in the Discussion Room in the Postgraduate Centre at Scarborough Hospital. Anyone unable to attend can contact Volunteer Services on 01723 385244 for more information about volunteering.