Welcome to NHS Tayside working with you for better health and better care
How do I become a volunteer?
You are invited to meet with the Voluntary Services Manager for an informal chat to discuss the appropriate placement for you. You will also be given the opportunity to visit your preferred location and meet the patients/residents.
Will there be a lot of forms to fill in?
You will be required to complete an Application Form, a Disclosure Scotland check and possibly an Occupational Heath Check. Having a police record won't necessarily prevent you from volunteering with us.
How much time do I need to give?
This is up to you! Volunteers can be involved for a couple of hours once a week, once a fortnight or once a month - it's entirely up to you. Whatever you decide, your help will make a difference.
What can I expect?
We will make sure you know who your manager is for guidance, supervision and support.
What do we ask of you?
To consider making a commitment to volunteer for 6 months
What do I need for voluntary driving?
You need a clean, current driving licence and your car should be insured, roadworthy and have a current MOT certificate. In addition to the standard recruitment paperwork, you will have to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire.
I want to be a nurse - how can I get experience?
Volunteering can provide an opportunity to observe the daily routine in a hospital environment and gain valuable practical experience. Contact your local Voluntary Services Manager to discuss the current opportunities.
I am undertaking my Duke of Edinburgh Award - can I volunteer?
Individual voluntary placements can be organised for students over the age of 16 and working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Please contact your local Voluntary Services Manager to discuss current opportunities.