Hospital trolleys: could you volunteer?
Could you be the friendly face that makes all the difference to a hospital patient’s day?
Royal Voluntary Service, the national volunteering charity, is looking for cheerful, enthusiastic volunteers for its popular hospital trolley service at Scarborough General Hospital.
Volunteers provide great customer service on the move, taking trolleys loaded with reading materials, healthy refreshments, treats, toiletries and other essentials around hospital wards.
Liz Mason is in her seventies and has been a Royal Voluntary Service café and trolley volunteer at Scarborough Hospital for nearly 20 years. She says: “Being a hospital volunteer is a huge help to me and gives me a sense of purpose to get up in the mornings. It’s good to be able to help other people, especially when you know that there are a lot of lonely people, some of whom never see anyone else for days at a time.
“Meeting people, having a chat and seeing a smile on the faces of patients is lovely. I find it rewarding.”
To find out more, call Service Manager Caron Dixon on 01723 385102, email scarborough.hospi[email protected]alvoluntaryservice.org.uk or visit www. royalvoluntaryservice.org. uk/volunteer