Providing opportunities

Programmes

There’s good evidence that volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations they support. Our Volunteer programmes are designed to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in a range of different roles throughout the Health & Care Sector.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone from the community may apply to be a volunteer if s/he is over the age of 16 years for RCHT and 18 years for CFT. Service users, their carers as well as interested members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to bring their skills and life experiences. Our Volunteers are recruited from the communities we serve including people who are retired, students, employed and unemployed.

What can I do?

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Where can I go?

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How do I apply?

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • The opportunity to learn and gain experience in service areas of the Health & Care industry
  • The opportunity to develop your skills:
  • to improve your confidence or to look for an alternative career
  • to gain skills to support a future job or university application
  • to build up skills and experience to return to work
  • The chance to meet others
  • Wanting to give something back to your local Health & Care community

Useful links for voluntary organisations

  • Volunteer Cornwall- https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk
  • Young People Cornwall- https://www.youngpeoplecornwall.org
  • Volunteering Matters- https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk
  • #iWill- https://www.iwill.org.uk
  • Princes Trust- https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
  • St John’s Ambulance – http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx

FAQ’s

Will I get Paid?

Although you don’t get paid, you may be able to get help with travel expenses. If you are a jobseeker, you can volunteer and continue to receive benefit providing that you are still actively seeking work.

Do I need a DBS?

Some roles will require you to have a DBS check.

What can I do?

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