Volunteering with Southern Health
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Southern Health during this difficult time.
As you can imagine the work and need within the NHS is changing by the day and the involvement of volunteers will be crucial going forward. At the moment we are asking applicants to state their skills, interests, availability and what they can offer.
You will then be added to a pool of volunteers where we will operate an ‘as and when’ basis and contact people when various roles become available.
You don’t need any specific skills to be a volunteer, we are looking for kind, compassionate people with the desire to really make a difference.
What roles do we currently have?
1. Delivery of Personal Protection Equipment to various sites using Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust vans – seven days a week.
2. Delivery of food to sixteen sites from a central distribution point (Swanmore), three times a week.
We are not expecting you to be available for all seven days, whatever time/days would suit you best!
What is the process after I apply?
We will need you to complete an application form, occupational health and DBS check (dependant on the role).
Are there any restrictions on who can volunteer?
In line with the government restrictions, volunteers must be eighteen or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone, if these roles become available.
Your safety is our priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.