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Help shape the services we provide and the experience
of our patients, carers, families and staff

Volunteering

We have a great range of rewarding volunteering opportunities across the counties.
You may want to use skills you already have, or develop new ones – we support both.

Volunteer with us

We are looking for volunteers who are:
  • interested in supporting staff and patients in a healthcare setting
  • caring and approachable​
  • eager to make a difference​
  • able to abide by policies and procedures in place to keep you and others safe​
  • able to commit the volunteering role and requirements​
  • over the age of 16 (18 for some roles)
We ask volunteers to commit to following our values and bring them to life. You also need to become a member to volunteer with us.

Become a volunteer

View current volunteering opportunities.

How to apply

Search opportunities

Check out the current roles available on our opportunities

Complete application

Complete an application form, clearly marking the role and location you are interested in.

Send form

Email the completed form to volunteering@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or post to Volunteering Team.

What happens next?

We will review your application form and invite you to an interview.

We may also ask you to complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) paperwork if required for your role.

Once our other checks (references and DBS) have been completed, and you are successful at the interview, we will contact you to start your volunteering.

Because of the checks, the process can take between two and three months. Please email volunteering@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk if you would like an update in the meantime.

What our volunteers say

Volunteer Mark Watts

Mark Watts

“I think the volunteering also helped me to get a job as a healthcare assistant… It showed I was interested in mental health.”

Get in touch

Send your application form to:

Volunteering Team
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ
Warneford Hospital
Warneford Lane
Headington
Oxford OX3 7JXT

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

New! Call the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline if you need help with a mental health problem, but it is not an emergency.
This number replaces 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Learn more…

  • For adults and older adults call 01865 904 997
  • For children and young people call 01865 904 998