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We received the Queen’s Award in 2020

We understand that everyone has their own, personal reason for volunteering and we try to provide a range of opportunities across all our departments so you can get the most out of your time with us.

We value all of our volunteers and know that your contribution helps us provide an excellent service to our patients and improves the time they spend in our care.

Some of the benefits of volunteering include,

  • Learning new skills
  • Trying something new
  • Making new friends
  • Improving our patients experiences and quality of life
  • Finding a rewarding way to spend your free time

Read our Volunteering FAQs to find out more

You can read about the experiences of our volunteers below.

Queen's Award Volunteer Service

Our volunteers have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which recognises the outstanding achievements of volunteer groups and puts a spotlight on the time, skills and energy that our volunteers have and continue to devote to the benefit of others.

Read more about our Queen's Award (opens new browser tab)

Watch our Queen's Award video on our Vimeo channel (opens new browser tab)

Available opportunities

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15 Steps Challenge

We're looking for volunteers to help us collect feedback from our wards and clinics to help improve our patients first impressions.

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Patient visitor coordinators

Patient visitor coordinators

We need volunteers to guide visitors at West Berkshire Community Hospital, Wokingham Hospital, and Oakwood Unit ward. Find out more.

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Patient Activity Support volunteer

We’re looking for confident and personable volunteers to support our patients with activity sessions. Find out more.

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Success stories

Barry and our Estates and Facilities

Barry, Bella, and our Estates and Facilities

Barry, and his dog Bella, worked with our Estates and Facilities team to deliver vital PPE supplies to our staff - take a look at his video

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Sam and our Pharmacy, Prospect Park Hospital

Sam and our Pharmacy, Prospect Park Hospital

Sam joined in April and worked hard to help us transport medicine and our out of hours service during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Andy supporting our Rapid Response and COVID-19 testing

Andy supporting our Rapid Response and COVID-19 testing

Andy has helped our Rapid Response and Treatment (RRT) service for Care Homes and at one of our three COVID-19 test centres.

Read Andy suppo...

Mac and our East Berkshire services

Mac and our East Berkshire services

Mac has helped get our staff, who no longer had access to public transport during the COVID-19 outbreak, get to and from work

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Colin at our Chaplaincy

Colin at our Chaplaincy

Colin’s experience and compassion has been critical in helping some of our most vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read Colin at o...