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The following volunteering opportunities are currently available:

Creating with Care Volunteer, Community Hospital locations (Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Wallingford and Witney)

Volunteers with a flair for creativity – art, dance, music – are sought to support the roll out of the Creating with Care project to community hospitals across Oxfordshire.  Volunteers will be linked in with the Creating with Care Coordinator and help support the delivery of various projects at each location, engaging with patients and staff to involve them in the activity and promote wellbeing.  If you have an interest in the arts and would like to get involved, please get in touch so we can discuss the projects in development for your local area.

PDPS (Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service) Class Support Volunteer, Rosehill and Abingdon

The PDPS team run exercise and education sessions for patients with Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, and are looking for a volunteer to help out at the sessions by putting out/ putting away equipment, taking the register and recording some personal information. The sessions are fun and active and take place regularly at the Rosehill Community Centre (on Tuesday evenings) and the Abingdon Health and Well-Being Centre (on Wednesday afternoons).

Patient Support Volunteer Role, Minor Injuries Units (Abingdon, Henley and Witney), Out of Hours Units (Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Henley, Oxford and Witney), Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Units (Abingdon and Witney) and Rapid Access Care Unit (Henley)

Volunteers are sought to assist in the support and care of patients visiting our Urgent Care facilities across Oxfordshire.  The aim of the role is to help ensure that those attending the units have a positive experience by enhancing the great work our teams already provide.  The volunteer role will involve welcoming patients arriving at the units, liaising with the administration and clinical teams at the site to provide up to date information on waiting times (if applicable), engaging patients in our ‘I Want Great Care’ surveys, assisting patients needing guidance to different departments (ie. X-ray) or in need of additional support and updating notice boards and posters to make sure the most current information is displayed.  The volunteer may also be asked to get involved with local administration or vehicle related tasks if appropriate or desirable.

COPD Support Group Volunteer – OXSRAD, Blackbird Leys, Oxford
This role involves supporting a 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.

Administrative Volunteer, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, Salisbury

A volunteer is sought to support the team in Salisbury with basic administration tasks, enhancing the work of the team supporting young people in this area.  Hours and time of volunteering can be flexible to meet the needs of both the volunteer and the team and will be discussed on application.  A great opportunity to get some experience in an office environment and support this important area of work.

Gardening Volunteer, Witney Community Hospital

A keen and self-motivated gardener is sought to support the ward gardens at Witney Community Hospital.  Our gardens are well-maintained at the moment, with volunteers engaged in keeping them beautiful for patients, visitors and staff, but we need additional volunteers.  Each gardener has their own area of focus and we provide equipment on sight.

Gardening Volunteer – Sandford Ward, the Fulbrook Centre, Oxford

Gardeners are sought to help maintain and re-invigorate the garden spaces, especially the sensory garden at Sandford Ward in Headington. The gardens provide a positive space for the people staying on the ward and their families but need support to maintain their beauty and potential.

You would need to be able to undertake weeding, planting and general gardening with little direction but would not be requested to undertake any heavy lifting, mowing or similar large jobs.

Additional locations seeking gardening support are being reviewed, so if you would like to help but live in another location within the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust area, please get in touch.

Gardening Volunteer – City Community Hospital, the Fulbrook Centre, Oxford

Gardeners are sought to help maintain and re-invigorate the garden spaces at City Community Hospital in Headington. The gardens are currently under-utilised by the patients and their families and are in need of some ongoing volunteer support to make them beautiful, welcoming places to assist patient well-being.

You would need to be able to undertake weeding, planting and general gardening with little direction but would not be requested to undertake any heavy lifting, mowing or similar large jobs.

Additional locations seeking gardening support are being reviewed, so if you would like to help but live in another location within the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust area, please get in touch.

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. More information on Intensive Interaction.

For more information on any of these, please email volunteering@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk 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:

Last updated: 25 January, 2019