This is how you can volunteer to help the NHS in Sheffield

NHS volunteers are wanted in Sheffield to ensure everyone ‘gets the help they need during this difficult period’.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 7:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th April 2020, 1:47 pm

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking volunteers in three different areas: supporting occupational therapists with therapeutic activities and creative engagement, administrative support, and housekeeping.

The trust said it would also welcome expressions of interest for driving roles.

Mia Bajin, engagement and volunteer manager at the trust, said: “These really are unprecedented times and we are facing more demand than ever on our services.

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“We are asking anyone who can spare some time or who is able to help with any of our volunteer roles to please get in touch.

“Your time can really make a huge difference to both our service users and staff in this incredibly difficult time.”

Supporting occupational therapists would involve helping deliver creative activities on wards and within care homes to keep patients occupied. Work on the administrative side would involve working with a ‘buddy’ to answer phone calls on the wards, “supporting the administrative processes.”

Volunteers will be offered training for all the roles available.

The trust would particularly like to hear from people who are able to offer a regular commitment, such as two days per week for several weeks. This is to manage the training and to limit the number of people passing in and out of their sites.

Anyone interested should email [email protected] and declare the role you are interested in, any relevant skills, your availability and contact details.