Give the gift of time...

Do you have a friendly nature, a willingness to help others, and good communication skills? Then you have certainly got what it takes to become a BCHUB volunteer.

Who can volunteer?

Applications are welcomed from anyone over 17 years with a few hours to spare each week. On-going training and support is provided.  

Become a Robin Ward Volunteer

By becoming a Ward Robin you become part of a team that makes a difference to people’s lives every day. It is a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills or put existing ones to good use. Typical Ward Robin roles include the following activities:
  • Spending time in general conversation
  • Preparing hot/cold drinks
  • Checking water jugs
  • Providing a reading/writing service where appropriate
  • Going on errands to hospital shops
  • Assisting with our patient DVD loan scheme
  • Assisting patients and their families on the maternity and children’s wards
  • Reassuring and assisting patients in Accident & Emergency
  • Meeting & greeting patients in clinics
  • Spending time with day-visitors doing quizzes, craft activities, word games and chatting
  • Providing a reassuring presence, hand-holding in our eye theatre whilst patients undergo procedures under local anaesthetic

...and increase your employability.

Volunteering your services to help others is not just hugely satisfying, it can also teach you skills that are invaluable to potential employers. At a time when university leavers face the toughest jobs market for more than a decade, graduates need more than their academic degree to stand out from the competition.

Volunteering within BCUHB can help you gain experience in a particular area of interest should you be looking to pursue a career in healthcare.