Volunteer Opportunities

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Becoming a volunteer at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust will enable you to help patients and their families within your community.

Our volunteers love helping others, are understanding of our patients’ needs and are able to listen and talk to patients, carers and their families.

There are many ways you can help, from meeting and greeting visitors, to helping patients participate in group activities which enhance their wellbeing, such as gardening or arts and crafts.

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Current Volunteering Opportunities:

  • Meet and Greet

If you like meeting new people, have a friendly and confident personality and enjoy having a varied day, why not apply for one of our meet and greet roles on our reception desks. Tasks will include signposting patients and visitors to the appropriate departments and answering queries.

  • Ward Roles

This role will involve supporting patients during meal times if they are unable to eat or drink alone. This opportunity would be perfect for a caring and compassionate individual who will engage and chat with patients during their mealtime.

  • Activity Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to engage with our patients who take part in activities to enhance their health and wellbeing. If you have good communication skills and would be able to form a good rapport with patients and their relatives, we want to hear from you.

  • Coffee Shop Assistant

Greet and serve customers in our coffee shops – if you have good people skills, have a welcoming and approachable personality and like meeting new people, this could be the ideal role for you.

  • Become a Governor 

You don’t need special skills to become an effective governor – you need to be passionate about the NHS. The compelling issues are that you care about your local services; you wish to represent the views of local people in your community and help form the way our services develop and prosper in the future. Click here for more information.

  • Become a Member

The role of all members is to:

  • Uphold the rights and responsibilities of members, including challenging stigma
  • Be a source of intelligence, information and advice
  • Encourage others to become members
  • Ensure they meet the eligibility criteria for their constituency and class
  • Ensure their membership details are kept up to date

          Click here for more information.



Our main locations are:

Caludon Centre, Coventry (Mental Health services)

St Michael’s Hospital, Warwick (Mental Health services)

Brooklands Hospital, Solihull (Learning Disabilities)

Woodloes House, Warwick (Mental Health services)

Manor Hospital, Nuneaton (Mental Health services)


How to apply

Starting your volunteering role is just three easy steps away:

1) Application form:

  • The most efficient way of applying is by visiting www.jobs.nhs.uk and completing an online form as all our roles are advertised there. This will enable you to track the stages of your application.
  • However, if you are unable to complete the application form on NHS jobs, please complete the application form below and return it to us by either email to: volunteer@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or by post to:
    Volunteer Service, The Caludon Centre, Clifford Bridge,
    Coventry CV2 2TE

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2) Interview/ Recruitment event: If we think we have a suitable placement for you, we will invite you to one of our Interviews / Recruitment Events held in various sites across the Trust. This is a chance for us to ask you some questions and find out more about you.

The Recruitment Events are also an opportunity for you to find out more about Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and our volunteering scheme.

3) Clearances and training: If your application is successful you will need to provide satisfactory clearances before you can start your placement. These clearances can take up to three months. The clearances include:

  • Satisfactory references
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS formerly known as a CRB check)
  • Occupational Health

Once cleared, you will be booked onto relevant training.

Please note that we have the right to refuse a voluntary placement.

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