Volunteers at East Surrey Hospital are invaluable in assisting patients and staff every day, all year round.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Volunteers are important to us and we are proud of our volunteer programme at East Surrey Hospital.
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic we currently do not have volunteers working directly within our hospitals, however, there are several ways that you can support the NHS and your community during this period;
You can register with https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs – this is the official government website for people looking to support the NHS – find out more here.
Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead provide support to organisations that care for those in need https://www.varb.org.uk/.
We very much hope that it is not too long before we are able to resume our volunteering programme so please check back with this page periodically.
Finally – you can also show your support for SASH NHS staff is by donating to our charity. SASH Charity is working to support staff welfare for all our staff working through Covid 19. Your support will help us go further for them all. Details at http://www.sashcharity.org
Our volunteers are a committed and caring group of people who give up a few hours of their time each week to come and offer their help to the staff and patients. We have volunteers of all ages from 16 years upwards – people from many walks of life and with varying experience, who volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some have retired from paid employment but want to remain active and useful members of the community; some have been patients in the hospital and want to give something back. Others want to spend some of their spare time helping others in a practical and caring way, and some volunteers find it useful to gain confidence before returning to a working environment.
Volunteers contribute an enormous amount to the life of the hospital and our patients, but equally important, they derive satisfaction and enjoyment from their voluntary role. The vast majority of our volunteers have been with SASH for many years, but whether they are long serving volunteers or new recruits, all are equally valued. Each has different skills or qualities to offer and, most importantly, they all have a desire to help others. Volunteers are invaluable members of the team wherever they are placed throughout the hospital.
The hospital is looking for support with:
- Meeters and greeters for outpatients
- Social media support for volunteer department and practise development
- Support for SASH Charity with collection boxes and one off opportunities to cheer people on at running events
- Admin support for workforce, urology and neurology,
- The discharge lounge and Tandridge ward are particularly wanting support from volunteers to chat with patients
Find out more about volunteering opportunities with Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Find out more about volunteering with the Friends of East Surrey Hospital.