The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds hospitals on the lookout for volunteers

13 February 2014

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is hosting an open day to attract new volunteers on Friday 21 February.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is hosting an open day to attract new volunteers on Friday 21 February.

Volunteers play a vital role in the everyday operations of the hospitals, raising money for charities, helping people to find their way around the major sites and improving the atmosphere in public areas.

The open day runs from 10 am to 2 pm and people from different backgrounds and across all age ranges are welcome to come down to the Atrium at Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital, to find out more about volunteering with the Trust.

Dr Karen Ayres from Leeds Teaching Hospitals,who is leading the current campaign, said: “Volunteering is really great, no matter what your age. It can provide younger people with an opportunity to gain some fantastic experience and develop skills that can be used in future workplaces.

“Volunteering with the Trust also offers older people the opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people, going some way towards tackling the problem of loneliness that can affect older people.”

Colin White, a volunteer from Burley, commented: “Volunteering at the hospital has really changed my outlook and broadened my horizons. You get to meet so many interesting people and have a laugh. It’s much better than just being sat in the house.”

For more information about the open day event please visit facebook.com/LeedsTHTrust, call 0113 2065888 or email volunteering@leedsth.nhs.uk