Volunteering with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust covers a wide variety of different opportunities and new roles are being developed regularly.  All the roles available are shown on the Trust Getting Involved pages and highlighted below. 

If nothing catches your interest below, please get in touch or re-visit the site in the next couple of weeks.

Current Opportunities for Volunteering

Eating Disorder Service Support Volunteers

Volunteers are currently being sought to support the adult inpatient and community eating disorder service in Wiltshire. Based at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough, Volunteers can support the MDT team in many aspects of specialised eating disorder treatment.

Opportunities to support the nursing team within the inpatient ward, therapeutic group programme, administration support, waiting list telephone support calls and support with activities that promote general wellbeing. These roles are extremely valuable and make a great difference to patients, family and carers and the service provision.

Are you interested in a career in specialised mental health services or looking to gain experience? The Wiltshire Eating Disorder Service are participating in the Volunteer to Career programme which provides the Volunteer with a steppingstone into working within the NHS. Throughout the Volunteer to Career programme, you will gain experience, observe how the service supports adults receiving treatment in the community and within an inpatient environment and be able to demonstrate essential and desirable skills required to go on to apply for further paid roles or training.

To find out more about Volunteer opportunities in Wiltshire please contact [email protected]

Ward Support

Volunteers getting involved with the wards mainly assist by engaging patients in conversation, activities or supporting day to day functions.  These vary depending on the ward and can also be flexible to meet the needs of the volunteer.  Volunteers are currently being sought for this sort of role in:

  • Didcot Community Hospital
  • Wallingford Community Hospital
  • Witney Community Hospital

Green Spaces Support

Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved with developing, maintaining and enhancing the green spaces across the Trust to benefit patients, staff, families and carers by providing safe, calm and therapeutic gardens or meadows.  This role is mostly outside and involves physical activities although no heavy lifting or use of machinery.  Areas currently seeking volunteers are:

  • Banbury - The Elms Centre
  • Didcot - Ridgeway Centre
  • Oxford - Warneford and Littlemore sites
  • Wantage 
  • Wycombe - Saffron House

To find out more about the process involved with becoming a volunteer and the qualities sought, click here.