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Volunteers' Week 2023: celebrate and inspire

01 Jun 23

Volunteers' Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of volunteers who give their time to support others. This year's theme is 'celebrate and inspire'.

At HPFT our volunteers are motivated to get involved for a variety of reasons. Some use it as an opportunity to make new friends and meet new people – an opportunity to widen their social network. Others like making a positive difference in people’s lives or a chance to gain news skills or knowledge.

There are a variety of volunteering roles at HPFT. These include ward visitors who visit service users and may read with them or play games. Others may help out with gardening or support the admin team with activities including scanning, photocopying and putting letters in envelopes.

HPFT Volunteer Lead, Fojia Sultana said:
“Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution our volunteers make. Volunteers add significant value to the work of paid professionals and play an important role in improving people’s experience of care, building stronger relationships between services and communities, supporting integrated care, improving public health and reducing health inequalities. We want to thank all our volunteers for their continued support.”

If you are interested in volunteering at HPFT, you need to be over 18 years old and legally allowed to volunteer in the UK.  

We welcome volunteers from different backgrounds, abilities, cultures, genders, ages and outlooks. We are looking for people who have empathy, are reliable and motivated and understand the importance of confidentiality. HPFT provides volunteer induction and role specific training and volunteers must attend these.

If you would like to volunteer, please email to register your interest and we will alert you when volunteering opportunities become available: hpft.volunteering@nhs.net

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