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Why volunteer?

Volunteering with us means you can:

  • Give something back to your local community
  • Make a real difference to our patients, their families, friends and relatives
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills and improve your CV
  • Do something different and have fun!


What do volunteers do?

We have lots of different roles. Volunteers can do lots of difference things such as supporting patients at mealtimes, keeping patients company, doing arts and crafts, welcoming patients when they arrive at hospital or finding out what patients and visitors think about their experience at the hospitals.

Where can I volunteer?

We have roles available across the Trust at both Southport and Ormskirk hospitals, at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, at our hospital radio station Radio Heartbeat and with the RVS is their hospital shops.

Do I need to have experience?

You do not need any experience of being in a hospital environment. All we ask is that you are over 16 years of age are caring, friendly, approachable and reliable. We offer full training and support to help you in your role.

How do I become a volunteer?

Decide what spare time you have and how much time you can commit each week. For most of our volunteer roles we ask for a minimum of 4 hours a week for at least six months. You can volunteer more than that if you want to!

How to apply

There is more information here on volunteering with the Trust or you can make your application using the form below.

For Radio Heartbeat and RVS please apply directly to the relevant team:

  • Radio Heartbeat: emailĀ or call Charlie Southern on 07873 138438
  • RVS shops: contact Janice Vella who runs our Southport and Ormskirk RVS shops on 01704 704313