The following volunteering opportunities are currently available:
Event Support (Staff Awards) – Varied
This role involves supporting the Health and Wellbeing Manager in the development and delivery of the annual Staff Awards evening as well as administrative support throughout the nomination and judging period. The annual awards take place in November/December and the nomination/judging period is over the Summer.
Event Support (NHS70 and Healthfest) – Varied
This role involves supporting the Community Involvement Manager in the development and delivery of community and internal events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and promote the services of Oxford Health and partners at the 2018 Healthfest event in the Autumn.
Intensive Interaction Support, Learning Disabilities Team – The Slade, Oxford
This role involves supporting the use of Intensive Interaction approaches with people referred to the Learning Disabilities team. The volunteer will initially be supporting the administrative requirements of the team but may develop, depending on experience and skills, into supporting the delivery of training in this field and interacting with service users themselves. For more information on Intensive Interaction here.
COPD Support Group Volunteer – OXSRAD, Blackbird Leys, Oxford
This role involves supporting the newly developed peer support group for patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and breathlessness which takes place at OXSRAD twice a month. The volunteer would be responsible for welcoming members of the group, encouraging discussion and liaising with OXSRAD for the provision of refreshments and signage. At present a nurse facilitates the group but this will pass to more long standing members of the group in the future: the volunteer would support this person as needed.
Recovery College Administrator – Whiteleaf, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
This role involves supporting the administration of the Recovery College programme through making contact with students, answering the phones and emails in the office and helping tutors prepare for their sessions. The role will include both computer and telephone based tasks and would suit someone available to assist a couple of times a week (although this is flexible).
Recovery College Tutor – Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
This role involves supporting, developing and delivering courses as part of the Recovery College. Lived experience of Mental Health illnesses may be beneficial but is not a requirement of the role.
Warneford Meadow Project Support – Warneford Hospital, Oxford
This role involves volunteering alongside the Project Manager to create and develop therapeutic use of the Meadow and areas on the Warneford site. It will be outside and volunteers should expect to be hands-on with plants, trees etc.
Logistics Support for the Communications Team – Warneford Hospital, Oxford
This role involves supporting the Communications Team in the creation of print products, arranging the packaging and sending out of these products and the distribution of Trust Wide documents. It would be a good role for someone interested in seeing how a communications department works. There will be a strong focus on confidentiality required by the volunteer, due to the nature of work in this environment.
PALS Support – across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bath and North East Somerset
This role involves volunteering alongside the PALS Team to go onto Mental Health Inpatient Wards and Community Hospitals Wards to talk and listen to service users/patients and their families/carers about their experiences and feed this back to the PALS Team.
Ward Support – Abingdon Community Hospital, Abingdon
This role involves supporting staff and patients on the community hospital wards in a range of different tasks – from supporting the reception area to assisting with lunch and refreshments, as well as visiting with patients who do not receive regular visitors.
Volunteer Programme Support – location TBC
This role involves supporting the administration of the volunteer programme alongside the Community Involvement Manager and will include both computer and telephone based tasks engaging with current and potential volunteers. It should be noted that there will be a strong focus on confidentiality required by the volunteer due to the nature of work in this environment.
For more information on any of these, please email email@example.com for the role profile and application form.
We are also working together with other parts of the healthcare system in Oxford to make the wide range of options for volunteering more visible: if you would like to get involved in healthcare volunteering but our current roles are not suitable or are currently closed for recruitment, please do also have a look at getting involved with:
• OxFed (the federation of GP Practices in Oxford City)
Last updated: 9 March, 2018